Also on the National Register, the Grand Water Tower functioned in the same way as its neighbor on Blair Avenue. It’s interesting that the builders of the towers placed both in the middle of the street on roundabouts; it seems apparent they realized these two towers would be focal points for the neighborhood.
I’m always fascinated how American cast iron workers created Corinthian capitals with pieces of cast iron, instead of carving it from a single block of marble like in the ancient world. Supposedly this is the largest Corinthian Order column in the world.
It’s rapidly become the only thing in the neighborhood, but luckily the demo-crowd have run out of money to tear down the church next door.