Documentary History of American Water-works

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

Saint Louis, Michigan

St. Louis was incorporated as a village in 1868 and as a city.

The city contracted with M. Walker to build a system that began service in 1880, using steam- and water-driven Walker pump and two Holly pumps to distribute water through Wyckoff wood pipes.

Water is supplied by the city of St. Louis.


References and Timeline
1882 Saint Louis, Engineering News, 9:58 (February 18, 1882)

1882 Saint Louis 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 Saint Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan.  September 1884.

1888 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Saint Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan. , September 1888

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

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

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

1893 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Saint Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan. July 1893

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

1899 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Saint Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan. July 1899

1910 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Saint Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan. November 1910




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