St. Louis, Missouri: Grand "Old White" Water Tower

154-ft. tall Corinthian column built in 1871, used as a water tower until 1912, even though it looks like a colossal fancy column in search of a front porch.
Address:
20th St., St. Louis, MO
Directions:
I-70 to exit 247. East on East Grand Ave. a couple of blocks to 20th Street.
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Grand Old White Tower.

Grand "Old White" Water Tower

"The only perfect Corinthian column of its size in the world."

[Mark Peters, 07/03/2010]

154-ft. tall tower built in 1871, used as a water tower until 1912, even though it looks like a colossal fancy column in search of a front porch. Lindbergh is said to have used its signal beacon to navigate out of a thick fog. June 2012: Photo added.

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Snake Man, St. Louis, MO - 5 mi.

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