01/31/15 171 W, 1 I - + 10 - 7 Water Towers of America by Bill Hass and Gil Jory, 1972

Found this in my files, a poster created by Bill Hass and Gil Jory listing all water towers that served in North America. This was the fourth and presumably last printing of the chart on July 1, 1972, with earlier versions in 1963, 1970, and 1971. Yours Truly has scanned the thing and created a PDF version that's suitable for reading but not commercial reproduction. (Copyright to Hass and Jory, reprinting without permission, and input encouraged regarding current copyright holder(s).)

Water towers and their histories were long-documented by Bill Hass. His information and photographs were published by his son, Ed Hass, in the 1988 book History of the American Water Tower. The run print was 1,000 copies and it remains a rare book. (It occasionally apears on eBay, selling for $150-$200.) Bill Hass passed away at age eight-five on May 13, 2004. This chart is presented to preserve his superb research. View the chart (PDF).

What's a water tower, you ask? Please.

LOC has it in their collection: http://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/holdingsInf..

Trevor James (Email) - 01/31/15 - 18:42

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