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Remington in Jasper County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Remington Water Tower

 
 
Front of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 30, 2007
1. Front of the marker
Inscription. Built 1897 by Challenge Wind and Feed Mill Company of Batavia, Illinois. Rare tower and wood tank structure is an original example of nineteenth century public water utility facility, construction methods, and technology. Tower has limestone foundation, is 104 feet tall and approximately 20 feet in diameter, with two-foot thick brick walls.

Original 1897 tank replaced 1924 by Challenge; 66,000 gallon tank is made of horizontally curved cypress battens held in place by metal binder rings. Additions made to structure, which has housed various governmental services. Awarded American Water Works Association’s Water Landmark Award 1986. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 2003.
 
Erected 2005 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Town of Remington, and Remington Historical Society. (Marker Number 37.2006.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 45.73′ N, 87° 9.055′ W. Marker is in Remington, Indiana, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of East Michigan Street and North Ohio Street on East Michigan Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Remington IN 47977, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Back of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 3, 2007
2. Back of the marker
At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fountain Park Chautauqua (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Wolcott House (approx. 5.7 miles away); St. Joseph’s Indian Normal School (approx. 11 miles away); Indian Boundary Line (approx. 11.9 miles away); General Robert H. Milroy (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Remington Water Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 30, 2007
3. Remington Water Tower Marker
Remington Water Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 30, 2007
4. Remington Water Tower Marker
The Vicinity, looking south to downtown image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 30, 2007
5. The Vicinity, looking south to downtown
Doorway and dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 30, 2007
6. Doorway and dedication plaque
Dedication plaque over the door image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 30, 2007
7. Dedication plaque over the door
Plaque reads: Remington, Ind. Water Works 1897. Town Board: J. Allman, Pres.; I.W. Yeoman, Clerk. Aldermen: O.P.Taber, W. Shepherd, C.T. Denham, M. J. Phelps Built by Challenge Wind Mill and Feed Mill Co., Batavia, IL.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,289 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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