Havana Water Tower

The Havana Water Tower is a historic water tower which stands in Havana, Illinois. Built in 1889 and designed by F. William Raider, it holds 50,000 gallons and was the town's only water supply until 1962. The brick water tower is approximately 86 feet (26 m) tall.[2] It was designated an American Water Landmark by the American Water Works Association in 1982 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1] It still operates today.

Havana Water Tower
Havana Water Tower, Illinois.jpg
LocationJct. of Pearl and Main Sts., NE corner, Havana, Illinois
Coordinates40°18′2″N 90°3′31″W / 40.30056°N 90.05861°W / 40.30056; -90.05861Coordinates: 40°18′2″N 90°3′31″W / 40.30056°N 90.05861°W / 40.30056; -90.05861
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectRaider, F.W.; Jaeger, Guido
NRHP reference No.93000325[1]
Added to NRHPApril 22, 1993

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ McCormack, Cathy (January 15, 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Havana Water Tower" (PDF). National Park Service. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2014.

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