From the later ‘10s to the early ‘70s, the water tank/tower pictured to the right (image 1) stood on the rear portion of the lot at 616 D Street.
It was easily the tallest, most conspicuous, and perhaps most dramatic structure in Davis for a very long time.
Such features may help explain why the photo of it seen in Image 1 is the face-half of a postcard, the address half of which is also reproduced in this post. (Image 2)
At one time the City owned three other lots adjacent to or near to 616 D. These were 612 D and 611 and 617 E. The water production machinery the City had there is charted in the excerpt from a 1921 Sanborn map seen in Image 4.
|3. Looking North,|
D St. on the Left
More details on these topics are given in my book Old North Davis, pp. 126-129, online at: