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Ogilvie in Kanabec County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Ogilvie Water Tower

 
 
The Ogilvie Water Tower marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, September 2, 2016
1. The Ogilvie Water Tower marker
Inscription.  Constructed entirely of reinforced poured-in-place concrete in 1918 by the Circular Concrete Company of Minneapolis. It is one of the first reinforced concrete water towers erected in Minnesota. The tower's construction accompanied installation of an improved village water system which provided the impetus for organization of the Ogilvie Volunteer Fire Department.

Extensive restoration and painting of the tower was completed in 1977.

The tower's 24'2" high 50,000 gallon concrete tank is mounted on an 80' cylindrical stand. Both the tand and its supporting column measure 21'6" in diameter, with nine inch think walls. Seven 32 light windows – three on ground level and four at the level of the interior wooden platform – pierce the bottom portion of the tower.

The Ogilvie Water Tower was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 18, 1980.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
 
Location. 45° 49.857′ N, 93° 25.686′ W. Marker is in Ogilvie, Minnesota, in Kanabec County. Marker is on

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West Anderson Street west of Oric Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ogilvie MN 56358, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dala Horse (approx. 6.8 miles away); Kanabec County Courthouse (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is at the base of the water tower, facing southwest.
 
Also see . . .  Ogilvie Watertower on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 19, 2020, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota.)
 
The Ogilvie Water Tower, with marker just left of the base image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, September 2, 2016
2. The Ogilvie Water Tower, with marker just left of the base
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2020, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2020, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 27, 2023