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Winslow Street Water Tank I.

In the early 1890s, the municipal water system was created. Part of the land owned by Dr. Thomas Lothrop’s estate, west of Winslow Street, was taken as the site of the first standpipe. This structure, 100 feet tall and 28 feet in diameter, with a 600,000-gallon capacity, seems especially conspicuous in turn-of-the-century photo panoramas of the town. It stood until 1932, when it was demolished.

¶ Last updated on 10 January 2010. ¶ Image from The Two Hundredth Anniversary of Provincetown 1727-1927.

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