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Belton Standpipe to be dedicated as local landmark

Belton Standpipe
Posted at 3:20 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 16:22:09-04

BELTON, TX — The Belton Standpipe is set to be dedicated as a local landmark.

The Belton City Council awarded the tower the inaugural Local Landmark designation.

According to the City of Belton, the Standpipe was built in 1914 "when city leaders were working to modernize utility services."

The City says plans are underway to restore the tower site and add park amenities. Development plans are anticipated in 2021, with construction tentatively scheduled for 2022.

The City is also planning to seek grants in order to preserve the Standpipe. The first phase of preservation would remove loose plaster and ventilate the tower. The second phase would re-plaster, paint and add a corrosion inhibitor to the tower.

The public is invited to the local landmark dedication ceremony of the Standpipe. The ceremony will be held at the Standpipe, located at 301 West Avenue I, on Tuesday, October 30 at 11 a.m.