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Celaya in Municipality of Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Celaya's Water Tower

“La Bola de Agua”

 
 
Celaya's Water Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
1. Celaya's Water Tower Marker
Inscription.
Esta torre fue construida a expensas del municipio de esta ciudad en el año de 1910., y se inauguro oficialmente el dia 15 de septiembre, dia del centenario de la proclamacion de la Independencia de Mexico; siendo Gobernador del Estado el Sr. Lic. Dn. Joaquin Obregon Gonzalez, quien dio todo su apoyo moral a la construcción. La obra y todo lo relativo a la provision de agua potable, fue proyectada y llevada a cabo por el Señor Jefe Politico del Distrito Don Perfecto I. Aranda. Su costo total con la entubacion limitada a dos circuitos fue de $161,520.84. centavos.
Almacen de Marmoles de J.M. Sigler Mex. 1ª Calle de Manrique 4.


English translation:
This water tower was built at the expense of the municipality of this city in the year 1910 and was officially inaugurated on September 15, the centenary of the proclamation of the Independence of Mexico; being Governor of the State Joaquin Obregón González, who gave all his moral support to the construction. The work and everything related to the provision of drinking water for the city was designed and carried out by the Political Chief of the District, Perfecto I. Aranda. Its total cost, including the tubing limited to two circuits was $161,520.84. (Mexican pesos)
Marble Workshop of J.M. Sigler, Mexico City, 1ª Calle
An additional Celaya's Water Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
2. An additional Celaya's Water Tower Marker
This additional marker was placed in 2010 as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations for the Mexican Revolution and the water tower's construction and as part of the 200th anniversary celebration of Mexican Independence. It was placed by the municipal government of Celaya under Rubí Laura López Silva on September 15 2010. It is interesting that this marker is showing the effects of aging after only seven years with the older, featured marker still appearing crisp after over 100 years.
Manrique 4.

 
Erected by Municipalidad de Celaya.
 
Location. 20° 31.313′ N, 100° 48.73′ W. Marker is in Celaya, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Celaya. Marker is on Calle Independencia just north of Calle José María Morelos, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Celaya, Guanajuato 38000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Temple of Saint Francis (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Franciscans in Celaya (within shouting distance of this marker); Independence Column of Celaya (within shouting distance of this marker); The Temple of San Francisco - Headquarters of the Patroness of Celaya (within shouting distance of this marker); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The History of Celaya (about 150 meters away); The Ex-Convent of the Temple of Saint Augustine (about 180 meters away); Miguel Hidalgo in Celaya (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Celaya.
 
Regarding Celaya's Water Tower. Celaya's water tower, locally known as the 'Bola de Agua' (The Water Ball), is a symbol of the city. It is a common reference point and meeting place. It is said that
Celaya's Water Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
3. Celaya's Water Tower Marker
The tower and markers can be seen in this view to the east.
it was brought from Germany and that the only other version of this type of water tower was destroyed in Germany during World War II.
 
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Celaya's Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
4. Celaya's Water Tower
This view of the tower is towards the west, with a portion of the Temple of San Francisco just visible to the right.
Celaya's Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
5. Celaya's Water Tower
Replica of Celaya's Water Tower made of plants image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
6. Replica of Celaya's Water Tower made of plants
This nearby whimsical replica of the water tower is in the Central Square of Celaya some meters to the west of the actual tower.
<i>Torre Hidrahulica Celaya GTO. MEX.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
7. Torre Hidrahulica Celaya GTO. MEX.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 30, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   7. submitted on November 10, 2017.
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