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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.
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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109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
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