Swedish Coffee Pot Water Tower
Kingsburg is a Swedish theme town with a couple blocks of downtown decorated in a Nordic motif, complete with a Viking and Dala horse restaurant. The water tower originally dates from 1911, and was modified in 1985 to resemble a giant coffee pot after a resident visited Stanton, Iowa, and saw its similarly modified water tower. It is 122 feet tall and visible from Highway 99.
A town once of overwhelmingly Swedish descent, modern, diverse Kingsburg still pays tribute to its heritage with an annual festival.
Swedes as a people are known for their profligate coffee guzzling. The 60,000 gallon vessel, if it could tilt, would fill 1.28 million coffee cups.
The coffee pot is lit at night.