Rochester, Minnesota: Ear of Corn Water Tower

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Address:
US Hwy 14, Rochester, MN
Directions:
South side of town, southeast corner of the junction of US Hwys 14 and S Broadway/63. Intersection of 12th St SE and 3rd Ave SE.
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Ear of Corn Water Tower

A ballistic, custom-designed water tower, painted like a huge ear of corn. Originally part of a Libby Foods plant, which is gone, but the tower remains.

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Corn water tower.

Ear of Corn Water Tower

Ear of corn water tower at Seneca Foods in Rochester.

[Jack Steck, 03/31/2010]
Corn Water Tower

On a recent trip to Minnesota, we couldn't pass up an opportunity to see this gem! First of all, you can't miss it when you drive through Rochester. It "towers" over everything else in the area.

However, here is potentially bad news that we found out while we were there. We stopped at a coffee shop near the tower, and the lady working in the shop said that due to the fact that so many kids were trying to climb the water tower at night, the city was planning on either painting it or removing it completely. Whether this is true or not, we don't know, but we just wanted to pass on the information.

[Woody Sinkko, 09/02/2008]

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