Monday, September 10, 2012

Historic Milwaukee - Old North Point Water Tower

The Old North Point Water Tower (2472 E North Ave, Milwaukee, WI)

This Victorian Gothic structure was constructed in 1871, completed in 1873, and stands 175 feet tall, with a 120 foot high wrought iron standpipe built within.

One of the most interesting features about this old water tower, is that it's in the middle of the road, so you have to be sure to watch for cars, and if you're lucky, you can simply park right next to it. Across the street is Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, and has some amazing architecture as well, both old and more modern.

The cornerstone of St. Mary’s Hospital was laid on the 80-foot bluff that overlooks Lake Michigan on May 15, 1857.

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