Grand and Russell
South St. Louis, MO
The Water Tower adjacent to the Compton Hill Reservoir was the third to be built in the City (after the Grand Avenue (White) Water Tower and the Bissell Street (Red) Water Tower. Located in the Compton Hill Reservoir Park at Grand and Russell Avenues, the tower stands 179 feet high and is 130 feet around at the base. It was designed by Harvey Ellis, for the firm of George R. Mann in 1897. Ellis was a nationally-known architect who designed St. Louis City Hall and the Washington Terrace Gatehouse, among many other commissions.