Detroit Fire Department History – July 8th, Detroit’s First Water Tower

Today in DFD history – July 8th 1893 

Detroit’s first water tower was placed in service. 

first watertower for dfd
The tower was built by the Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing Company of Chicago, and could reach a height of 65 ft. 

1895 crowd watches pumper demonstration

Detroit’s first water tower being demonstrated in 1895.

The water tower was place in service on High (Vernor) near Hastings.


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