Remington Water Tower and Town Hall

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Remington Water Tower and Town Hall
Remington Water Tower Indiana.JPG
Remington Water Tower and Town Hall is located in Indiana
Remington Water Tower and Town Hall
Location 3 E. Michigan St., Remington, Indiana
Coordinates 40°45′43″N 87°9′3″W / 40.76194°N 87.15083°W / 40.76194; -87.15083Coordinates: 40°45′43″N 87°9′3″W / 40.76194°N 87.15083°W / 40.76194; -87.15083
Area less than one acre
Built 1897
Architect Challenge Wind Mill and Feed Mill Co
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 03001314[1]
Added to NRHP December 23, 2003

The Water Tower was built in 1897 by Challenge Wind and Feed mill Company of Batavia, Illinois. This is a rare wooden tank atop a brick tower type of water tower. Built on a limestone foundation, it is 140 feet (43 m) tall and about 20 feet (6.1 m) in diameter. The brick walls are 2 feet (0.61 m) thick.

The original tank was replace in the Challenge Company in 1924. The tank is made of horizontal battens of cypress, held in place by metal binder rings.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Indiana Historic Marker, Remington, Indiana
  3. ^ Indiana Historic Marker, Remington, Indiana