Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce

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Located on Lopez Rd in the Village
(360) 468-4664

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The Chamber's Historic Water Tower and Pump House

 

The Water Tower has been reshingled

The Chamber wants to thank Ron Norman for the great job he has done in re-shingling the Water Tower in the Village Park.  The tower looks great and the shingles should last another 100 years! This project was necessary to save the historic structure and was funded by 20% of the Tour de Lopez proceeds and private contributions - though neither has covered the total cost of the project.  Any additional contributions are always welcome! 

2009 reshingling

 

Newly reshingled water tower

These historic buildings are nearly 100 years old and are owned by the Chamber of Commerce. In 2007, Manny Hidalgo and his crew of volunteers worked to restore the pump house, which now sports a large map of Lopez Island.

Water Tower - Before

Saera Mae Eads (Lopez Village Corporation) retained ownership of the water tower and pump house until 1996 when she gifted the buildings to the Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce for use and benefit of the community. The Village Park land was specified in the original plat to remain a park for public use and access.

Pump House Finished

In 1992 the Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Lopez Village Association, San Juan County and the State of Washington built the bathhouse and public restrooms structure. The Chamber of Commerce has managed and maintained the Village Park and Bathhouse since 1992 with no financial assistance from the county or state.

The water tower was constructed around 1914 by Oscar Weeks. The structure is 30' high and has 3 levels. The ground level housed a milk separator, the second level gave access to the water tank and its associated connections and the third supported the wooden water tank. The levels were connected by a vertical ladder. The pump house building is by the original well and housed the gasoline driven water pump. This pump lifted the water from the well to the elevated tank for storage. The water then flowed by gravity to various locations on the farm.

Pump House Foundation - Before

Pump House Foundation Repairs

Pump House Progress

Tour de Lopez Photos

4th July Photos

Historic Water Tower and Pump House Photos

Village/Commercial

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