Category Archives: water towers

“It’s my cemetery now. It’s my grave marker.”

On our way to Nashville for the Charlie Parr show, we made a quick stop in Brownsville for a New Deal building.  This structure caught my eye as we were leaving.  At first, I thought it to be some type … Continue reading

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More Moorhead

Continuing with the little jaunt through Moorhead, Mississippi’s downtown commercial area, the Moorhead Public Works Administration swimming pool constructed in 1934 was located near this site.  The pool was completed on December 13, 1934 for a total cost of $6,995. … Continue reading

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The afternoon matinee

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Historic Herndando Water Tower

While water systems’ materials and designs have changed, the basic gravity-fed concept used by the Romans remains the same. (Nancy Bell, 2013 nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places, retrieved from Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic … Continue reading

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Hot and Cold Running Water

While it did not come from two separate tower locations, “hot and cold running water” was initially advertised as a drawing card in houses, hotels, etc, inside the building.  These water towers were part of the cotton compress system in Ruleville, according … Continue reading

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