Houlton Water Company stand pipe, 1882

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Houlton Water Company stand pipe, 1882

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Houlton Water Company stand pipe on High Street.

The stand pipe was located on the hill on High street. A foundation of brick 20 feet in diameter and 10 feet high was set in place to serve as a base. The stand pipe was then erected upon the base. The pipe was 20 feet in diameter and 50 feet high with a capacity of 117,500 gallons.

When full, the standpipe enabled a pressure of 55 pounds per square inch to be maintained a the pumping station.

Houlton Water Company was founded in 1882, Walter Mansur was its first president.

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About This Item

  • Title: Houlton Water Company stand pipe, 1882
  • Creator: Bryson
  • Creation Date: circa 1882
  • Subject Date: circa 1882
  • Location: High Street, Houlton, Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 11.2 cm x 19.6 cm
  • Collection: E. B. White Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730

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