One of the few surviving above ground cisterns at Indianola.
Many homes that were here also had vertical wooden cisterns besides
the in ground variety.


Cisterns were used by the residents of Indianola to store fresh water. Oyster shell was used in construction and this 'shellcrete' made a very durable structure. Walls of houses and foundations also utilized this building material. The inside wall of this cistern is very smooth having been constructed around a large smooth form.

Red brick was also used in the construction of cisterns at Indianola.



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