North Park Historic News

In a unanimous decision, the State Historical Resources Commission approved listing the North Park water tower to the California Register of Historical Resources. For many of us, the large green iconic tower has severed as a landmark for finding our way around north park. Friends often say I live just North of the water tower, or south of the tower. The water tower and the surrounding areas are infact officially called the University Heights Water Storage and Pumping Station Historic District. The tower, according to the NPCA is the “only known example of a 12-legged, full hemispherical bottom, elevated metal water storage tank in Southern California. From 1898 to 1967, the Pumping Station evolved from a privately owned water storage reservoir into one of several of the City of San Diego’s major water storage, filtration and distribution facilities.

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