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Save the Old Town Manassas Water Tower!

217 Signatures Goal: 500

The iconic water tower in Old Town Manassas is slated for demolition by the City. You can help save it!


The 75,000 gallon water tower, constructed in 1913, recently passed its 100th birthday. It is in beautiful condition, it lies within the boundaries of the City's Historic District and it meets the definition of a "historic structure" as defined in City Code. It is also identified as a landmark in the City's Old Town Sector Plan.

The tower, constructed of riveted steel and supporting a hemispherical tank, is quite unique, as most like it have already been lost to decay and/or demolition. In fact, it is so special and historically important that it would likely qualify for listing on state and national registers of historic places, based on its significance in the planning and development of our community and its engineering significance.

It has enhanced and protected the lives of many generations of citizens of the town and city of Manassas, providing water for our homes and businesses, and for firefighting. And even as it is no longer required to support those functions, it can continue to serve other important and useful purposes. Imagine this beautiful old structure repainted in traditional style, lighted at night, serving as a landmark and source of community pride for centuries to come.

It would be wrong to cut up the water tower and sell it for scrap metal, letting it go the way of other lost and much missed historic local landmarks, like the Portner Stone Tower, Tudor Hall, and Fort Beauregard. Please sign the petition to let Manassas City Council members know we want them to save our iconic and historic water tower!

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  • Ronald Delby
    Ronald Delby United States, Altavista
    Aug 22, 2015
    Aug 22, 2015
    I also love those type water towers. I have been fascinated with them since I was a little boy. Many of them are disappearing from America. Yes tell them to stop plans for its demise.
  • Pamela Crouch
    Pamela Crouch United States, Manassas
    Jul 19, 2015
    Jul 19, 2015
    Why is the city so keen on a tear down of a 100 year old structure, but is always changing the way Manassas is named to try and attract people to downtown? The powers that be like to dictate what you can do with an old house (unless they own it) but a lot of old structures are gone to build more condos and apartments! We hardly rank in the historic section, maybe they should look to cities like Richmond, just drive through on interstate 95 and you can count many old style water towers. They don,t tear down history like the city of Manassas!
  • Steve Cox
    Steve Cox United States, Bowie
    Jul 10, 2014
    Jul 10, 2014
    Please do not tear down the historic water tower in Manassas. It is a 100+ landmark for the historic town and is the only water tower that isn't covered with antenna's and wires. I just bought one of the new Van Meter townhomes in Old Town and one of the reasons I bought it was because of the view I have of the water tower. Keep historic Manassas historic!!!
  • John Anderson
    John Anderson United States, Charlotte
    Apr 28, 2014
    Apr 28, 2014
    Save the Tower! It symbolizes Manassas pride in history and community.
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    Jennifer Willis, Manassas, VA United States
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