Climb To The Top Of This Century Old Missouri Water Tower For A Breathtaking View
Missouri is full of beautifully build brick buildings and structure. In St. Louis you can find the Compton Hill Water Tower and Reservoir. While most of the brick in St. Louis is deep red, this amazing structure is made of stone and lightly colored brick which makes it even more striking as it sits above the common red brick structures in the city. The Compton Hill Water Tower was erected in 1889 and helped provide St. Louis residents with water until 1929. In 1999 the Water Tower and Park Preservation Society unveiled at 19 million dollar restoration project and have been the towers caretakers ever since. Now, visitors are able to climb to the top to take in truly stunning views.
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Check out the video below to see what the view is like from the top of the tower.
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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