Water Tower collection
013.WT

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Water Tower collection
ID
013.WT
Date
Undated
Extent
0.6 Linear feet 1 oversize box
Language
English
Abstract
The Water Tower bookend is a metal bookend, coated in bronze paint, representing in miniature the Ypsilanti Water Tower on the Eastern Michigan University campus.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Administrative History

The Water Tower on the Eastern Michigan University campus in Ypsilanti, Michigan, was constructed in 1889. Architect William R. Coates designed the building in order to serve as the water supply and electricity generator for the city street lamps in Ypsilanti. The Tower is 147 feet tall and can hold 250,000 gallons of water, and continues to serve as the city's water supply.

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Scope and Contents

The Water Tower bookend is a metal bookend, coated in bronze paint, representing in miniature the Ypsilanti Water Tower on the Eastern Michigan University campus.

The Water Tower was constructed in 1889. Architect William R. Coates designed the building in order to serve as the water supply and electricity generator for the city street lamps in Ypsilanti. The Tower is 147 feet tall and can hold 250,000 gallons of water, and continues to serve as the city's water supply.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2013 January 16

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Buildings
  • College campuses
  • Memorials
  • Michigan State Normal College

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Collection Inventory

Bookend Undated 


    Box Object
Realia (32307024756505)   1 1

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