Intake Water Tower #1 - City Landmark #41

Intake Water Tower #1Constructed in 1894, William Eames designed the tower in a Richardsonian Romanesque style.  Tower #1 is located close to the Missouri shore just south of the Chain of Rocks Bridge.  Intake #1 has been compared to the famous Moure Tower in the Rhine near Bingen, Germany.  Intake Tower #1 was not meeting the rising demand for water in the City of St. Louis and a second intake was built in 1913.

Intake Tower #2 with #1 in the background

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