Marvel, Alabama: Crenelated Concrete Water Tower

Marvel is an old coal mining town. We don't know if that shaped its decision to build a water tower shaped like the turret of a medieval castle.
Address:
Water Tower Rd., Marvel, AL
Directions:
The hilly hamlet of Marvel is a 40-minute drive from I-20/59 exit 97. Take County Rd 10/Marvel Rd into Marvel, then turn north onto Water Tower Rd.
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Crenelated Water Tower.

Crenelated Concrete Water Tower

The tower is starting to get overgrown. Also, there is almost no wireless signal out there, so if you go you should make sure you know the way without your phone GPS.

[Jeff, 07/20/2013]

Concrete water tower.

Crenelated Concrete Water tower

Crenelated concrete water tower in old coal mining town.

[Jeane Goforth, 03/11/2007]

Don't know how common they are. Could be repurposed as a Medieval gift shop?

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