Fresno, California: Old Fresno Water Tower

Built in 1894, over 100 feet high. It was designed as a fancy imitation of a tower from a medieval castle. The water is gone; now it holds Fresno's official gift shop.
Address:
2444 Fresno St., Fresno, CA
Directions:
Downtown. On the south side of Fresno St. at its intersection with O St.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 10-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
559-477-6231
Admission:
Free
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Old Fresno Water Tower

Beautiful building and lots of cool stuff around here to see from Roadside America!

[Vance Erwin, 06/21/2019]

The eclectic 1894 tower mimicked a Worms, Germany water tower, and included a steel tank holding up to 250,000 gallons. The tank was drained permanently in 1963; the base served as a repair shop for city parking and water meters. In 2000-2001 the space was transformed into Fresno's visitor center.

Water tower.

Old Fresno Water Tower

The Old Fresno Water Tower is castle-shaped. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The tower was designed by George Washington Maher and was completed in 1894.

[Kest0202, 12/31/2016]

The tower is over 100 feet high and pumped water until 1963. There's a gift shop inside the tower operated by the Fresno Arts Council.

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