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Property Name Neillsville Standpipe
Reference Number 13000711
State Wisconsin
County Clark
Town Neillsville
Street Address 325 East 4th Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/9/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture, Community Planning and Development
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000711.pdf
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The 1926 Neillsville Standpipe is nominated to the National Register of Historic Places for local significance under two criteria. It is significant under criterion C as a good example of the type of construction used in an early 20th century small town standpipe. As many Wisconsin cities grew in size they had to address the growing need for reliable water service. That need included adequate water storage and water pressure for fighting fires. Elevated water storage applies the scientific principles of gravity to serve the human need. The design of the standpipe is distinctive in that most people do not realize that what they see on the outside is the housing and structural support for an inner steel water tank. The Neillsville Standpipe's prominent location, adjacent to the entrance to the Neillsville schools, makes it a visible symbol ofNeillsville's water distribution system.

 

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