Details for Roanoke Water Tower (Atlas Number 5507016351)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016351


Marker Number 16351
Atlas Number 5507016351
Marker Title Roanoke Water Tower
Index Entry Roanoke Water Tower
Address 104 S. Oak Street
City Roanoke
County Denton
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 665427
UTM Northing 3652485
Subject Codes water topics; federal programs
Marker Year 2010
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location 100 Block of South Oak Street, in Heritage Place
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size RTHL medallion & 16" x 12" plaque
Marker Text Built during the Great Depression, the Roanoke Water Tower was the town's primary water source. Hugh H. Jenkins, Roanoke's first Mayor, advocated for the well and water system to help the newly-incorporated community grow. In 1934, he consulidated Roanoke's water system under the city and applied for public works administration funding, which was granted and used for the tower's 1936 construction. Approximately 150 feet tall, the tower contains a 100,000 gallon capacity steel tank and stands on four steel legs. Though no longer in use, the tower was a vital part of Roanoke's growth and remains a local landmark.


Roanoke Water Tower (RTHL)
Roanoke Water Tower (RTHL)