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Depew Water Tower

Malley Ave., Depew, OK

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Check out the hornet on the water tower. It is the mascot of the Depew High School Hornets football and basketball teams. The water tower was built in 1923 by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Works. The tank holds 60,000 gallons of water.

x View of the water tower from between two buildings on Main Street which was part of the 1926 - 28 alignment known as the Depew Loop. Each steel leg of the tower is 97 feet tall.

Two of the abandoned well houses originally run by the city.

This is the third of the three remaining abandoned well houses that were still standing in 2016. The fourth has apparently been demolished. A new well house has been built at the base of the water tower.

Photo(s): 2012



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xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.