Weslaco Water Tower
N 26° 09.707 W 097° 59.388
14R E 600962 N 2893992
Quick Description: This ground level water storage reservoir is now a community theatre.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/28/2007 5:00:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM1FFZ
Year Marker Erected: 1982
Marker Location: 118-120 N. Kansas Avenue, Weslaco
Marker Size: 18" x 28"
Marker Number: 5756
This ground level water storage reservoir was constructed in 1928, nine years after Weslaco was founded. Built through the efforts of Mayor David E. Kirgan and City Water Commissioner William Detlef, it was a symbol of Kirgan's municipal reforms. The facility was used until 1928 when work was begun on the adjacent overhead tank. A project of the Works Progress Administration, it was completed in 1941 during the mayoralty of John L. Compere, Jr. The site now serves as a reminder of Weslaco's early development as a progressive city. (1982)
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