Château d'eau de Sélestat
Location: Sélestat, in the Bas-Rhin departement of France (Alsace Region).
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Owned by the town.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00085302
Notes: Château d'eau de Sélestat (Wasserturm in German) on the north-south axis on the Place du General de Gaulle in the town of Sélestat in the Bas-Rhin. Château d'eau de Sélestat has a height of 50 m and its reservoir has a capacity of 500 m. Built in 1906 under the direction of Behr, engineer of water services (Meliorationsamt) seconded to Sélestat, taking as model a water tower built in 1893 in Deventer in Holland to equip the city with running water. Château d'eau de Sélestat resembles in construction to a belfry. Its architecture is inspired by the neo-Romanesque style. The tower is made of yellow brick, and container made of sheet metal riveted comprises a succession of arches arched red-brick topped by a conical roof. Château d'eau de Sélestat was listed building 2 July 1992. The water tower is equipped with a lightning rod. Following the course of the history of Alsace, its tip was surmounted by the imperial eagle of the House of Hohenzollern (German) from 1915-1918 and the Gallic rooster 1918-1940.
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