Saturday, June 23, 2007

Quench Your Thirst

Made of wrought iron and standing 110 feet tall, the Lafayette Street Standpipe was the first water tower in Baton Rouge. The standpipe was in use from 1888 to 1963, and held over 146,000 gallons of water when it was full. Just a few months ago, the tower was sandblasted and got a new coat of paint.

1 comment:

RamblingRound said...

Very attractive and historic as well!