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Capitol View of the Water Tower

Capitol View of the Water Tower | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
The Madison water tower and farmers' market as seen through the stone gateway at the East Washington Avenue entrance to the Capitol Park.  The building on the left became the American Exchange Bank in 1922 when the First National Bank moved into their new building across the street.
DESCRIPTION
The Madison water tower and farmers' market as seen through the stone gateway at the East Washington Avenue entrance to the Capitol Park. The building on the left became the American Exchange Bank in 1922 when the First National Bank moved into their new building across the street.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:3507
Creation Date: 1890
Creator Name:Nielson, Andrew C. & Nielson, Edward, Madison, Wisconsin
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Album 06 (Madison, Wisconsin: Views of Capitol Square and environs)
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(X22)4488
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The bank is one of two buildings from the 1850s still standing on the Capitol Square. The 125-foot-tall water tower was constructed in 1889 to maintain high pressure in the city's mains. Madison was critical of the way in which the tower marred views of the Capitol, and the tower was torn down between October 1920 and February 1921.

Appears in Thematic Panel Image ID: 102469.

SUBJECTS
Horses
Commercial buildings
Water towers
Sculpture
Trees
Banks and banking
Cities and towns
Sidewalks
Fences
Outdoor photography
Parks
Markets
Water-supply
Horse-drawn vehicles
Pedestrians
Streets

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