Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Ypsilanti Historic Water Tower
This historic water tower in Ypsilanti holds a quarter of a million gallons of water and stands in front of Eastern Michigan University. There are many jokes and urban legends regarding the shape of the tower. It was designed by William Coats as part of a water works project that began in 1889. It is 147 feet tall. When the builders were constructing the tower they hoped to protect themselves from injury by placing four crosses in the stone. Try to find all four!