Old Fresno Water Tower, Fresno

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    Old Fresno Water Tower

    by cheap_tourist Written Jun 18, 2004

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    Old Fresno Water Tower

    The Water Tower is a city landmark. Built in the American Romanesque style, it looks like a part of a medieval castle. It has been in constant use since 1894 (when it was completed) until 1963 (when the pumping machinery was no longer adequate). It is now a visitor information center.

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    by WulfstanTraveller Updated Jul 17, 2012
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    This is an interesting and prominent old water tower that is a major landmark in downtown Fresno and one of the oldest surviving structures in the area. It is essentially a Romanesque Revival -style structure looking vaguely like a romanticised version of a castle.

    It is now open as a visitor centre. Inside, one can get tourist information, buy trinkets, souvenirs and artwork, and see the brick ceiling above which is the water tank.

    One can also see shots of it in the 1980s soap-opera spoof "Fresno" about warring raisin magnates.

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    by Jim_Eliason Written May 23, 2013
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    Built in 1894, this water tower once held 250,000 gallons of water. today it sits outside the City hall and serves as a visitor's center and landmark of the city

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