The Manistique Pumping Station, photo c. 1980
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Manistique Pumping Station
Deer Street (US-2), Manistique - Schoolcraft County
Other Names Manistique Water Tower
Property Type water tower
Historic Use INDUSTRY/PROCESSING/EXTRACTION
Current Use INDUSTRY/PROCESSING/EXTRACTION
Style Early Classical Revival
Architect/Builder Fridolph Danielson
Narrative Description The Manistique Pumping Station is an octagonal-shaped, domed structure of red brick and limestone with concrete trim, measuring 25 feet in diameter and 200 feet in height. It houses a 200,000 gallon steel water tank and rests on a concrete foundation. Recessed casement windows punctuate the upper shaft wall beneath a paneled frieze of decorative concrete triglyphs and extended concrete cornice. A domed and segmented green copper roof tops the structure. Constructed in 1922 as part of a new waterworks system, the tower was designed by Fridolph Danielson of Manistique in the Roman Revival style.
Statement of Significance The Manistique Pumping Station recalls the origin of a city-owned waterworks in Manistique and notes a characteristic of Michigan water towers--the design of a utilitarian structure as architecture.
Period of Significance 1901-1930
Significant Date(s) 1921-1922
Registry Type(s) 10/26/1981 National Register listed
03/19/1980 State Register listed
Site ID# P24757