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Burst Reservoir Damage

Burst Reservoir Damage


This photo looks east down Newberry St. NE showing houses damaged when the city reservoir broke, creating a flood which tore up the street.


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TitleBurst Reservoir Damage
FormatCyanotype Photograph

The city reservoir near Belknap Park burst in the early morning hours of July 2, 1900. Houses and streets were destroyed, but due to a newsboy who spotted the leaking reservoir and warned  residents, no life was lost.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids MI
CollectionColl. #87-1-5, History & Special Collections Dept.

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids Public Library, Main Branch

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