Allen Hazen Water Tower

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Allen Hazen Water Tower
Hazen Water Tower from East.JPG
Allen Hazen Water Tower is located in Iowa
Allen Hazen Water Tower
Location 4800 Hickman Rd.
Des Moines, Iowa
Coordinates 41°35′59″N 93°41′1″W / 41.59972°N 93.68361°W / 41.59972; -93.68361Coordinates: 41°35′59″N 93°41′1″W / 41.59972°N 93.68361°W / 41.59972; -93.68361
Built 1930-1931
Architect Everett & Hazen
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Public-local
NRHP Reference # 04000819 [1]
Added to NRHP August 11, 2004

The Allen Hazen Water Tower is an historic structure located on the west side of Des Moines, Iowa, United States. It was built from 1930 to 1931 according to the designs of New York engineer Allen Hazen, for whom the water tower is named after. The tower was constructed in concrete and steel. The structure is 110 feet (34 m) tall and holds 1.7 million gallons of water.[2] At one time a large arrow was painted on top of the structure to guide pilots to the Des Moines airport. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Des Moines Water Storage". Des Moines Water Works. Retrieved 2012-03-10.