Seal Beach in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Water Tower House
Est. Circa 1892
— Historic Landmark —
The World Famous Water Tower was originally built in the late 1800's to service steam engines that traversed the California Coast. Its replacement was constructed in the 1940's.
In the 1980's the structure was in danger of being removed until the “Save Our Water Tower” movement was created by local residents. Architects and builders were then commissioned to redesign the structure, which stands at almost 100 feet tall, and has become one of the world's tallest residential homes from base to ceiling.
Meticulously restored from 2016 through 2017, The Water Tower stands as one of Southern California's first landmarks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 2016.
Location. 33° 43.459′ N, 118° 4.704′ W. Marker is in Seal Beach, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Anderson Street just west of Pacific Coast Highway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Anderson St, Seal Beach CA 90740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow fliesAnaheim Landing (approx. 1.4 miles away); U.S. Submarine Veterans W.W. II (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pacific Electric Red Car (approx. 2 miles away); Rancho Los Alamitos (approx. 4 miles away); Long Beach Marine Stadium (approx. 4.4 miles away); Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association (approx. 4.8 miles away); Recreation Park Bandshell (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Lone Sailor (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seal Beach.
Additional keywords. World’s Tallest House
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.