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Tom Kepshire

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Monon water tanks
« on: October 31, 2015, 12:21:38 pm »
Anyone know what color the tanks were? I assume the person who asked me is interested in the older wooden tanks.
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Tim T Swan

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Re: Monon water tanks
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2015, 01:12:48 am »
During the post-WW2 steam-diesel transition era at least, most wood water tanks were painted a light color of some kind.  See the attachment.  I've always assumed it was the same light beige color that most of Monon's wooden structures in those days were painted.

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Re: Monon water tanks
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2015, 09:49:12 am »
I took this picture of what appears to be a couple of motor car sheds in Monon, Indiana in July, 1979.  The colors look like a cream color and brown.  I assume the water towers would have been painted similar colors.