Swedish Coffee Pot Water Tower.

Swedish Coffee Pot Water Tower

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Kingsburg, California

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.

Also see: Big Coffee Pots

Swedish Coffee Pot Water Tower

Old Swedish Mill Restaurant

Address:
1460 Marion, Kingsburg, CA
Directions:
Old Swedish Mill Restaurant. It sits directly behind the fire station, in Downtown Park between Smith and Marion, and Draper and Lewis Sts.
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