Vinnytsia water tower

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Vinnytsia old Water Tower
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Vinnytsia's old water tower (now the War Veterans' Museum)
Vinnytsia water tower is located in Ukraine
Vinnytsia water tower
Location in Ukraine
Coordinates49°14′05″N 28°28′10″E / 49.23472°N 28.46944°E / 49.23472; 28.46944Coordinates: 49°14′05″N 28°28′10″E / 49.23472°N 28.46944°E / 49.23472; 28.46944
TypeTower
Beginning date1912

The Vinnytsia water tower is a landmark of the city of Vinnytsia, Ukraine, constructed in 1912 and located on European Square. It has served as a museum since 1985[1] and was listed as a cultural monument of local importance on February 17, 1983.[2]

The tower was built in 1912, when the water pipe system was laid out in Vinnytsia. The tower doubled as a fire observation point. The architect was Grigory Artynov. The water was taken from the Southern Bug River and then distributed around the city center.[1]

In 1920, the building stopped functioning as a water tower. During World War II it served as an observation tower, and after the war, it was converted into a residence.[2] In 1985, it was transferred to Vinnytsia Regional Museum. First, it hosted an exposition on the history of the October Revolution and World War II. In 1993, an exposition devoted to the Soviet war in Afghanistan was added.[1]

The tower has seven floors and is 28 metres (92 ft) high. It is made of brick.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Вінницька водонапірна вежа (in Ukrainian). Туристичні об'єкти Поділля. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b Рудь, Віктор (5 July 2012). Історія Вінниці. Вінницька башта (in Ukrainian). Довідник “ВІННИЦЯ”. Retrieved 22 August 2014.