West Water Tower and Ground Storage Tank

310 11th Ave., Orion, Illinois

Riveted steel water tower with built-up support beams.



Photo Courtesy Illinois Historic Preservation Agency HAARGIS Database

View this photo at gis.hpa.state.il.us



Please view the National Register Nomination, which presents an extremely detailed history of this water tower as well as water towers in general. It is a very informative piece of literature.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 5, 2003
Reference number
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Water Tank
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Engineering
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Public works
Current function
Public works
Periods of significance
1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth


West Water Tower and Ground Storage Tank
Posted July 20, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

For those interested in water towers, the National Register Nomination for this water tower presents a very detailed history of water towers. It also has a sheet from the original plans for this water tower! http://gis.hpa.state.il.us/hargis/PDFs/223182.pdf