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Marston Water Tower

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Marston Water Tower

Surrounded by today’s high-tech engineering buildings, the Marston Water Tower, is a reminder of yesterday’s legacies. Built in 1897 by Anson Marston, the first dean of the College of Engineering, the 168-foot-tall tower supplied water to the campus in its early days and was the first steel, water tower west of the Mississippi. Today, it is on the National Register of Historical Places. On special occasions, flood lights illuminate its hardy structure.

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