Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
North Central States
Michigan Constantine

Constantine, Michigan

Constantine was incorporated as a village in 1837.

The village built a water works system that began service in 1878 using water-power to pump directly into Wyckoff wood pipes.

Water is supplied by the village of Constantine.


References and Timeline
1882 Constantine, from Engineering News 9:400 (November 18, 1882)

1882 Constantine from "The Water-Supply of Certain Cities and Towns of the United States," by Walter G. Elliot, C. E., Ph. D.

1884 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Constantine, Saint Joseph County, Michigan. October, 1884

1888 "Constantine," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.

1890 "Constantine," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.

1891 "Constantine," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.

1892 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Constantine, Saint Joseph County, Michigan. November, 1892

1897 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Constantine, Saint Joseph County, Michigan. December, 1897

1897 "Constantine," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.

1909 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Constantine, Saint Joseph County, Michigan. February, 1909

1916 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Constantine, Saint Joseph County, Michigan. December, 1916

1932 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Constantine, Saint Joseph County, Michigan. January, 1932




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