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Photo: Chris Rooney.
That is a wind powered water storage tank which is located in the yard of 862 Harrison Street, which is approximately 75 yards east of 6th Street
Farms? In Berkeley?
Harrison between 6th and 7th Street.
South side of the 800 block of Harrison.
Harrison between 6th and 7th Streets.
south side of Harrison near 6th Street & 7th Street.
1201 6th street.
Harrison at 5th or 8th?
That’s on Harrison between 6th and Harrison. http://goo.gl/kMwj7u
Ira Serkes posted a video of this windmill on Flickr a few years ago: https://www.flickr.com/photos/serkes/5701601342/in/pool-83661293@N00/
Gosh, this one was easy, I guess. So many correct answers. You are all right – this is on Harrison near Sixth. I guess Neil called it first, so he is this week’s winner. But of course you know you are ALL winners to Berkekeyside. Thanks
Isn’t this the same one pictured in the Spenger’s parking lot development story?
My guess is that the windmill in that other picture (repeated below) is the windmill that was built in 1877 at 5th and University by the Berkeley Land and Town Improvement Association. The 1914 book entitled “Past and Present of Alameda County, California” described that windmill as follows: “The Land and Town Improvement Association erected a large windmill with a tank capacity of 12,000 gallons at Fifth and University in 1877; their pipes were laid to the ferry wharf. In all they had laid 2,600 feet of pipe and offered fresh and pure water to householders at reasonable rates.”
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