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Gallipolis in Gallia County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stone Water Towers

Of the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics

 

—National Register of Historic Places, 1978 —

 
Stone Water Towers Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
1. Stone Water Towers Marker
Inscription. These three stone water towers were erected by local craftsmen in 1892 and serviced the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics until 1950. The sandstone of the uncoursed masonry walls was quarried from the surrounding hills. The hospital facility, a former Union Hospital site during the Civil War, was the first of its kind in the United States. The towers were restored 1981-1982.
 
Erected 1985 by Gallia County Historical Society, O. O. McIntyre Park District and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-27.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 38° 49.286′ N, 82° 11.21′ W. Marker is in Gallipolis, Ohio, in Gallia County. Marker is on Mill Creek Road just south of Ohio Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. It is across from the Haskins Park shelter. Marker is in this post office area: Gallipolis OH 45631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S. Army General Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Pine Street Colored Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Hon. Samuel Finley Vinton
One of the Stone Water Towers and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
2. One of the Stone Water Towers and Marker
This tower is the center one of the three towers.
(approx. 0.8 miles away); African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charles E. Holzer, Sr., M.D. (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Dunmore War 1774 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Our House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallipolis.
 
Also see . . .  Stone towers provide history lesson. 2017 article by Morgan McKinniss in the Gallipolis Daily Tribune “Marchi also explained some of the technical aspects of the water supply system at the institution. They were each drilled 240 feet down, and all three were capable of producing 20,000 gallons of water an hour. Air pumps moved the water to a cistern at the power house, which held 50,000 gallons of water. A reservoir on top of the hill held 800,000 gallons of water for use at the hospital.” (Submitted on September 4, 2018.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureScience & Medicine
 
Stone Water Towers Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
3. Stone Water Towers Marker
Rightmost Stone Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
4. Rightmost Stone Water Tower
Leftmost Stone Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
5. Leftmost Stone Water Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 4, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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