Weehawken Water Tower

Jovanna Cedeno

The name of my monument is the Weehawken Water Tower. Designed by Frederick Clarke Withers, the structure represents unique gothic architecture from the early 1880s and today it stands as a symbol of pride for the people of Weehawken.

What surprised me the most about this monument was the function that it once had and importance of it. This big red tower, originally soaring over a reservoir, once supplied pressurized clean water to the town and surrounding cities. The function of the tower ultimately brought about economic growth to the area.  Located at 41st and Park Avenue, the Weehawken Water Tower is something you cannot miss.

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is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the American Studies and History departments at Rutgers University.
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