Windmill

Windmill (HMX4Z)

Location: Mentor, OH 44060 Lake County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 39.87', W 81° 21.025'

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The Garfield family' windmill towered 60 feet above its stone base. Lucretia had the original tower built in 1894 to overcome problems with an old polluted well and a gas engine water pump she had installed in 1885. The new tower provided the property with a "feature," a common trait of Cleveland area estates.

The Garfields' windmill pumped water into a 500-barrel holding tank in the windmill tower. From there, the water was gravity-fed into a 300-gallon, galvanized holding tank on the third floor of the house. Water then flowed to faucets in the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. The windmill also pumped water to other farm locations. By 1939, this system was replaced by Mentor's village water supply.

[Background photo caption reads] The windmill and a portion of the orchard that surrounded it in the early 1900s.
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HM NumberHMX4Z
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 9:28pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 470827 N 4612586
Decimal Degrees41.66450000, -81.35041667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 39.87', W 81° 21.025'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 39' 52.20" N, 81° 21' 1.50" W
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Area Code(s)440
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor OH 44060, US
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