Harper Standpipe (NRIS 100001288)

Address: 1012 Ash St., Harper, Kansas. County/parish: Harper.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places July 10, 2017.

Also known as:

  • Harper Water Tower
  • KHRI #077-50

From Wikipedia:

Harper Standpipe
The Harper Standpipe is a standpipe built during 1886-87 in Harper, Kansas. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.It was deemed notable "for its association with community planning and development and ... for its engineering method of construction. It is a unique example of a late 19th century standpipe with a base constructed of local materials and a standpipe constructed of riveted iron plates. The fish wind direction indicator on top still moves, and the standpipe is in current use as a part of the city water system." (read more...)


  • Hill, C. W. and Assoc.
  • Shickle, Harrison, and Howard Iron Works Co.

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100001288