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The WTPPS is a finalist for an Invest STL grant!
For more information about Invest Stl - check out their web site

All of the finalists will be giving a 10 minute presentation on Thursday August 20th starting at 5:30 PM at The Pat Connolly Tavern, 6400 Oakland AVE., St Louis MO 63139. After the presentations they will vote for the winner. If you are already a member of InvestSTL I hope you will come and vote for the WTPPS. If you are not a member don?t despair because you can donate $10 at the door to InvestSTL for the right to vote that evening. The tavern will be donating a portion of the sales that evening to invest STL so no matter who wins it will be good for Saint Louis. Here is the Facebook link for the event. I hope many of you will come out and vote for the WTPPS and support John Maxwell. The grant will be used to improve visitor experience and interpretation at the tower.

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


July 4th

August 1st

September 5th

October 3rd

November 7th

2015 Full Moon Openings are scheduled:



Friday, July 31st - 5:30 pm to Midnight
with music by The Leonas

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


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Updated July 24, 2015