The Fresno Water Tower

The Fresno Water Tower (HMRIA)

Location: Fresno, CA 93721 Fresno County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 44.355', W 119° 47.237'

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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.

An American Water Landmark
Fresno Water Tower
Landmark No. 17
Significant in the history
of public water supply
Year Placed1966
Placed ByCity of Fresno and American Water Works Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 4:06pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] DANIELADRAPER  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 251126 N 4069569
Decimal Degrees36.73925000, -119.78728333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 44.355', W 119° 47.237'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 44' 21.30" N, 119° 47' 14.22" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)559, 209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2444 Fresno St, Fresno CA 93721, US
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