- Stands 179 feet tall
- 198 iron steps lead to the top of the tower from the bottom!
- The tower was designed by Harvey Ellis, who was known for working on the Head House at St. Louis Union Station, as well as City Hall.
- In 1929, the water tower ended its service. In later years it would be opened to the public for tours until 1984 (due to safety reasons).
- In 1998, a $19 million project for renovating the tower took place, and the place was alive again, welcoming visitors who wanted to see a great 360 degree view of St. Louis.
|A view from the Interstate 44 exit|
|Entry way into the tower|
Three weeks after I visited the tower, I took in the opportunity to go up in the tower, as it has limited tours. It was a humid July evening, but at the top of the tower, it was a cool breeze I tell you!
|Just a peek to the south....|
|Highway 44 and that chunk of skyline in the back is Clayton|
|And I couldn't leave out the Anheuser-Busch buildings|
|The thing accompanying the tower. And don't forget the St. Louis skyline in the back!|
|A view of the central part of the city (the road is Grand)|
|And, interestingly enough, someone with my surname (Voigt), was one of the board of directors, rubbing shoulders with the Busch family. My name is not-so common around here, so I'm not sure if I'm related to this guy or not....|
|The Naked Truth statue|
|A historical marking about the Naked Truth statue|
|Back side of the cake|
|Left side of the cake|
|Right side of the cake|
Compton Hill Water Tower Park & Preservation Society on FB
1900 South Grand Boulevard, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63104
Cake artist: Genevieve Esson