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Intake Tower #2
Roth & Study, 1915
Intake Tower #2, like its predecessor, was built to draw in Mississippi River water for refinement and use by the city's water department. The towers' foundations reach down almost 100 feet to bedrock below the silty bottom of the river.
The tower is styled after a Roman villa; it contained living quarters for the crews who manned the gates and control equipment housed within.
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