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Allen Hazen Water Tower

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1930. Southwest corner of 48th St. and Hickman Rd.
  • Allen Hazen Water Tower

Starting from the base and working upward, one finds that everything is correct and refined about the design. A circle of stone Tuscan columns surrounds an inner drum. The columns support a circular entablature and cornice; but at this point something peculiar happens, for above the cornice is a very large-scaled circular metal tank to hold water, and off of this sprouts an antenna. Technology and traditionalism are united.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Allen Hazen Water Tower", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE213.

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