Fresno in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Fresno Water Tower
An American Water Landmark
Designed by architect George S. Mayer of Chicago, Illinois. It was completed in November 1894, replacing two wooden tanks erected on this site in 1887. The Tower stands 100 feet high with a tank capacity of 250,000 gallons. This facility, modeled after the Chicago Water Tower of 1867, was designed to house the Fresno City Library on the 2nd and 3rd levels. The brick walls are of double construction, from one to two feet thick, with a space of three feet between them.
Fresno Water Tower
Landmark No. 17
Significant in the history
of public water supply
Erected 1966 by City of Fresno and American Water Works Association.
Location. 36° 44.355′ N, 119° 47.237′ W. Marker is in Fresno, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on Fresno Street near O Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2444 Fresno Street, Fresno CA 93721, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Church-Sperry Mill and Mill Ditch (here, next to this marker); George M. Bowman (here, next to this marker); Fresno Corridor of Flags Veterans Memorial Fresno Memorial Auditorium (within shouting distance of this marker); Viva Liberation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fresno (approx. 0.2 miles away); David of Sassoon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lao Hmong American War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fresno.
Also see . . . Old Fresno Water Tower. (Submitted on March 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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