Beaumont in Butler County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
1885 Frisco Water Tower
The 1885 Frisco Wooden Water Tower was built to service the steam locomotives, supply water for feeding stationary boilers, washing cars, and floors, cleaning out boilers, cooling ashes, fire protection, and similar purposes, at shops, engine houses, and station buildings.
This tower represents, to our knowledge, the last remaining of its kind in the U.S.A.
Friends of the Beaumont Water Tower was founded in 1989 and raised funds to preserve the tower. Preservation was completed June 1998.
The 1885 Water Tower was accepted in 1993 to the State and National Historic Register, as a Historic site.
A tribute and in memory of K.T. and Gladys Wiedemann. A grant for HABS documentation, landscaping, and fencing to commemorate their devotion to the Flint Hills.
Erected 2001 by Friends of the Beaumont Water Tower.
Location. 37° 39.315′ N, 96° 31.938′ W. Marker is in Beaumont, Kansas, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of SE 116th Terrace and SE Main Street, on the left when traveling west on SE 116th Terrace. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beaumont KS 67012, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this The Beaumont Grass Landing Strip (a few steps from this marker); Beaumont Becomes a Railroad Town (within shouting distance of this marker); The Historic Beaumont Hotel / The Beaumont Hotel Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker); Livestock in the Flint Hills (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Frisco Ponds (approx. 0.2 miles away).
Also see . . . St. Louis and San Francisco (Frisco) Water Tower National Register Nomination. (Submitted on October 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.