Andy Rosenwach, owner of the
Rosenwach Tank Company. In that analogy, his rival would be
Isseks Brothers, founded in 1890. The Rosenwach company officially
formed in 1896, when Andy’s ancestor Harris Rosenwach, a Polish
immigrant, bought the business from the widow of his deceased boss,
barrel maker William Dalton.
Indoor plumbing began replacing well-drawn water in the 1840s,
and when a post-Civil War housing boom led to higher buildings,
water towers became necessary to keep up the pressure. Approximately
10,000 currently dot the city’s skyline.