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Pittsfield Charter Township in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pump House

 
 
Pump House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 25, 2017
1. Pump House Marker
Inscription.
[lat N42 11.965 lon W083 44.435]
The Pump House is the small, square, one-story structure. The two-story garage and apartment was attached to the Pump House when the garage and apartment were constructed in the 1950s. The well under the Pump House undoubtedly was hand-dug, and would have been one of the first improvements made to the farm. Until the 1950s, when electricity finally was brought to this structure, all water that was used on the farm was hand pumped and carried — including water for the farm animals.
 
Erected by Pittsfield Township Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 11.963′ N, 83° 44.44′ W. Marker is in Pittsfield Charter Township, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker can be reached from West Textile Road 0.4 miles west of South State Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is behind the Sutherland-Wilson farmhouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 797 Textile Road, Ann Arbor MI 48108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ice House (a few steps from this marker); Wood Shed (a few steps from this marker); Carriage House (within shouting distance of this marker);
Pump House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 25, 2017
2. Pump House and Marker
View from the south. The Sutherland-Wilson farmhouse is in the background.
Upper Level of the Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Hog House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sutherland - Wilson Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Lower Level of the Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Davenport House (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsfield Charter Township.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 205 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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