Lindstrom, Minnesota: Swedish Coffee Pot Water Tower

Americans appreciate a big cup of coffee, and also coffee pot-shaped buildings and water towers. But the Swedes' love of coffee is legendary. Lindstrom's coffee pot water tower is painted with a welcoming message. In Swedish.
Address:
12849 N. 1st Ave., Lindstrom, MN
Directions:
Downtown, on the north side of Lake Blvd/US Hwy 8, just west of N. Lakes Trail.
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Coffee pot. Coffee Pot Water Tower

Look up or you may miss it, because the Coffee Pot water tower is in the middle of town.

[Mike Rendine, 08/09/2010]
Swedish coffee pot water tower. Coffee Pot Water Tower

This is a water tower painted and shaped to look like a coffee pot. The tower has "Welcome to Lindstrom" painted on it in Swedish.

[Drew Anderson, 07/24/2009]
Coffee Pot Water Tower. Coffee Pot Water Tower

Coffee pot water tower in downtown Lindstrom, Minnesota.

[Jack Steck, 07/24/2009]
Coffee Pot Water Tower

Water tower in the shape of a tea pot.

[redfasher, 10/22/2008]

We're fairly certain the water tower is a Swedish coffee pot, not a tea pot. It's labeled "Vilkommen lill Lindstrom," though the calligraphy is a little hard to read.

Coffee Pot Water Tower

Lindstrom was founded in the 1850s by Swedish settlers. The city's old water tower is in the shape of an appropriately decorated coffee pot.

[Barb, 04/23/2004]

Standing above the "America's Little Sweden" since 1902, the old water tower is a giant teapot or coffee pot labeled: "Vulkommen."

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In the region:
Tiny Tim's Tomb, Minneapolis, MN - 39 mi.

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