The WTPPS is a finalist for an Invest STL grant! For more information about Invest Stl - check out their web site http://investl.org/
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
2015 Full Moon Openings are scheduled:
Friday, July 31st - 5:30 pm to Midnight with music by The Leonas