History of Tower Well

History of Tower Well (HM1PSM)

Location: Palo Alto, CA 94301 Santa Clara County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 26.76', W 122° 10.048'

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This tower well symbolizes what is best about a forward thinking, progressive city government that chose local ownership of essential utility services. Due to the foresight of town leaders such as Stanford Engineering professors Charles "Daddy" Marx and Charles Benjamin Wing, Palo Alto began municipal operation of its water utility in 1896. In 1910, this well was built to assure citizens in North Palo Alto of a safe and reliable source of water. Equally important, it provided valuable fire protection for the many wooden structures downtown.
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Date Added Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 573641 N 4144675
Decimal Degrees37.44600000, -122.16746667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.76', W 122° 10.048'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 45.6" N, 122° 10' 2.88" W
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Area Code(s)650, 510, 415
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-120 Hawthorne Ave, Palo Alto CA 94301, US
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