Water Tower


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Water Tower from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Water Tower. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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Water Tower is a picture, with genre photograph. Its dimensions are 8 in x 10 in.

It was created around 1950-1970.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor. George Wing is the Creator.

The Worthington water tower, decorated with "Ike" Eisenhower's name, stood behind Dr. George Bonnell's office at 696 High Street.

The problem of an adequate water supply for Worthington goes back many years. Prior to 1911, Worthington residents supplied their own water with wells and used outhouses. In 1911 Mayor George H. Pagels began a campaign to provide water and sewerage for the village. A water plant was built with a sewer system, but water shortages still occurred. By 1926 Worthington got part of its water from Columbus. Agitation then began again in 1933 for an independent water system. A new water plant was built that drew on wells drilled into underground rivers by the Olentangy in 1936. Dry spells still necessitated the purchase of water from Columbus. In 1951, more wells were dug and the city still had its own plant. It was located west of the Worthington High School building on land leased from the Board of Education.

Continued growth of Worthington and surrounding areas. has led to all water being supplied by the City of Columbus.

It covers the topics public utilities and water supply.

It features the person Dr. George H. Pagels, 1869-1930.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 73-G-177 a.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0048.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on December 5, 2001. It was last updated July 9, 2020.