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In the City of St. Louis, a glorious monument to an era when function followed beauty rises above some of the city's most charming and historic neighborhoods. Compton Hill Water Tower, located in Compton Hill Reservoir Park along Grand Avenue, is preserved as a mid-19th century engineering masterpiece. Built in the late-19th century on the highest point in the city it was designed as part of the city's public water supply system.

One of only seven surviving such towers in the United States (two others are also in St. Louis), it was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1972. It sits in Reservoir Park, flanked by a large, classic statue that celebrates the city's newspaper heritage, a lily pond and walking paths. The park is always open to the public, while the Tower itself is frequently open for touring. It is owned by the St. Louis Water Division and maintained through the joint efforts of the Division and the Water Tower & Park Preservation Society.

2015 Saturday Openings are scheduled:

Open from Noon to 4pm

 

April 4th

May 2nd

June 6th

July 4th

August 1st

September 5th

October 3rd

November 7th

2015 Full Moon Openings are scheduled:

 

 

Saturday, April 4th - 5:30 pm to Midnight

Sunday, May 3rd - 5:30 pm to Midnight

Tuesday, June 2nd - 5:30 pm to Midnight

Wednesday, July 1st - 5:30 pm to Midnight

Friday, July 31st - 5:30 pm to Midnight

Saturday, August 29th - 5:30 pm to Midnight

Sunday, September 27th - 5:30 pm to Midnight

Tuesday, October 27th - 5:30 pm to 10 pm

Wednesday November 25th - 5:30 pm to 9 pm

April 4, 2015 Scheduled Food Trucks 5:30pm to midnight
2 Girls 4 Wheels
Andrew's Bayou Ribs
Destination Desserts
Seoul Tacos
 

Copyright © 2004 By The Water Tower and Park Preservation Society

Updated March 8, 2015