Austin Fire Drill Tower (NRIS 16000720)
201 W. Cesar Chavez St.,
Texas. County/parish: Travis.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
October 11, 2016.
- Buford Tower
- Buford Tower (formerly the Austin Fire Drill Tower) is a tower standing along the north shore of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, Texas. The structure was originally built in 1930 as a drill tower for the Austin Fire Department, but it now serves as a bell tower and landmark. Named after fire department Captain James L. Buford, the structure has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2016. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/16000720