Arlington in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Arlington erected a standpipe
The Metropolitan Water Works
acquired the standpipe and
began to supply water to
From the standpipe were also supplied
The first standpipe was removed
and this reservoir begun
Capacity of tank 1,995,000 gallons
Elevation bottom of tank 382
Elevation balcony floor 425
Height of tower 80 feet.
Location. 42° 24.88′ N, 71° 10.8′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker can be reached from Park Circle, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the wall of the huge tank at the center of a circular road called Park Circle. Park Circle connects with Park Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington MA 02476, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Foot of the Rocks (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Foot of the Rocks (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jason Russell House (approx. 1.1 miles away); House of John Cutter (approx. 1.2 Captain Cooke’s Mill Lane (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Men of Menotomy (approx. 1.3 miles away); Whittemore Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Samuel Whittemore (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
Also see . . . Rotunda of Arsinoe II. Dating from the 3rd century BC, this structure on the Greek island of Samothrace, in the northern Aegean Sea, was the largest round covered building of the ancient world. The Arlington Reservoir tank is patterned after the Rotunda of Arsinoe but scaled up to about twice its height and diameter. (Submitted on December 22, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 22, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2016, by Jack Clarke of Arlington, Massachusetts. 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 22, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.