Historic marker placed at Dothan's Dixie Standpipe

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Sep. 27, 2017 at 4:53 PM CDT
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Downtown Dothan's Dixie Standpipe has officially been added to National Register of Historic Places.

Wednesday, Mayor Mike Schmitz and city officials unveiled an historic marker commemorating the honor.

The Standpipe --- which is located at the intersection of Saint Andrews and Powell Streets --- began operation in 1897. It still provides water storage for the City of Dothan even today.

The Standpipe is 100 feet tall and 16 feet in diameter. It sits atop a 625-foot deep artesian well.

"The population increases over the first 10 years of the standpipe's existence would be amazing growth numbers even today," said Bob Wilkerson, City of Dothan Long Range Planner.

The Standpipe tower is one of only two water tanks in Alabama on the National Register of Historic Places.