Gate Valve

 Photographed October 19, 2014
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43° 3.213′ N, 87° 53.208′ W
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Gate Valve
The triangular-shaped covers of the gate valve are removed and wooden poles are inserted into the four-hole ring. Two to four people take a pole and walk the 360 degrees around the gate valve. It may take as many as 150 to 200 revolutions to either open or close the gate valve. 
The marker is mounted to the facade of the Old Pump House building located on southbound North Lincoln Memorial Drive, just south of its intersection with East Lafayette Hill Road, at 1701 North Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202.

NOTE: This marker is a nightmare to access. The only parking is behind the building. The only way to access the parking lot is by entering from East Lafayette Hill Road (the parking lot is a one-way, narrow roadway). If you miss East Lafayette Hill Road, it's a long haul on busy North Lincoln Memorial Drive until you can turn back around. Once inside the parking lot, massive trucks are parked in spots too small, other vehicles are parked at will along the narrow roadway. Ingress and egress is a real challenge! The marker is adjacent to the parking lot.

These markers are also at this location:

The gate valve is just around the corner to the left.

The part of the building that faces North Lincoln Memorial Drive.

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