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This image shows a water reservoir tower built by missionaries with the National Baptist Convention to store water for the village. The tower and reservoir appear to be wooden and the tower has an intricate design cut into it. A long metal ladder runs up the side and there is one man halfway up the ladder and one man is a the top of the ladder at the reservoir. Deep blue sky is seen behind the water reservoir tower. The tower was built on the highest point on campus so that when used it would have a strong force. When the generator was turned on at night, it activated the pumps in the well and water flowed into the tower.


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Approximate Creation Date


Time Period

1970-1979, 1980-1989


Liberia--History--1971-1980; Liberia--Pictorial works


Liberia; African water towers

Geographic Location

Liberia, Africa

Object Type


Format (original)


Format (digital)


Digital ID

Liberian buiding water reservoir tower


Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Division, Manuscripts Unit, Jerry Boyd Jones Digital Photographs Collection

Digital Collection Title

Jerry Boyd Jones Digital Photographs Collection

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)


Liberia; African water towers