Belton Standpipe (Belton, South Carolina)

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Belton Standpipe
Belton Standpipe.jpg
The Standpipe, as seen from Campbell Street, 2012
Belton Standpipe (Belton, South Carolina) is located in South Carolina
Belton Standpipe (Belton, South Carolina)
Belton Standpipe (Belton, South Carolina) is located in the United States
Belton Standpipe (Belton, South Carolina)
LocationMcGee Way, Near Campbell St. Belton, South Carolina, United States
Coordinates34°31′21″N 82°29′30″W / 34.52250°N 82.49167°W / 34.52250; -82.49167Coordinates: 34°31′21″N 82°29′30″W / 34.52250°N 82.49167°W / 34.52250; -82.49167
Area0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built1908 (1908)
Built byJ. C. McMurray
NRHP reference #87001948[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 5, 1987

The Belton Standpipe, in Belton, South Carolina, historically known as the Belton Waterworks Tower, is a 155-foot high concrete water tower located near the downtown area. Construction on the tower began in 1908 and was completed in 1909.[2][3] It is the tallest of three standpipe water towers in the state.[4]

The tower was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 5, 1987.[1] A complete renovation of the structure began in 1989, and was completed in 1991.[5]

It is an early example of water storage facilities using reinforced concrete construction, a material that would eventually become popular in the United States.[3] The tank, located at the top of the tower, holds 165,000 gallons of water that flows through a 10-inch pipe located in the center of the tower.[6]

Belton Standpipe from front in October, 2012


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Badders, Hurley E.; Andrew W. Chandler (March 26, 1987). "Belton Standpipe" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Belton Standpipe, Anderson County (McGee St., Belton)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  4. ^ "The Standpipe City". Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  5. ^ "History of the Belton Standpipe". Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  6. ^ "Belton Standpipe". Retrieved November 9, 2013.