new posts
UER Store
location db
db map
terms of service
privacy policy

Location DB > United States > Texas > Dallas > Cedar Crest Water Tower
Cedar Crest Water Tower
 Viewing Options
Log in to activate viewing options
 Database Info
created by TexasMike on 5/17/2012 1:16 AM
last modified by TexasMike on 5/17/2012 1:45 AM
Publically Viewable Publically Viewable
This location has been labeled by its creator as Public, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Shell of an old 50' water tower base, open to the air with interesting early 20th century construction.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Cedar Crest
Dallas, Texas
United States
Owner: City of Dallas
  • See a map of this location
  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    Concrete wall panels held together by torque band straps, old roofing tiles.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • Heavy brush, snakes and spiders.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1911
    Closed: 1934
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Built in 1911, this water tower and the nearby accompanying railroad stop (now demolished) was abandoned in 1934 in what was Cedar Crest, Texas; a part of the Peter's Colony Land Grant given to Lorenzo Van Cleve.

    The original 640 acre land grant was bordered by a rail line on the eastern side, and a passenger and cargo rail station was built, along with a water tower with an observation deck.

    The tower itself stood unused after the closure of the rail station and the water tank and observation deck at the peak fell during a storm in 1944.

    Surrounding the area of the tower are numerous parts of the old buildings including ceramic roofing tiles, wooden floor areas and non-rebar concrete pavement
     Media Coverage

     Future Plans
    In the Distance
    Wed, May 16th, 2012
    posted by TexasMike

    Add your own story
     Photo Galleries
    Click to view gallery
    Cool Ruin
    Wed, May 16th, 2012
    posted by TexasMike
    12 pictures

    Add your own photos

    Mark all galleries as Seen
     Web Links


    Edit this Location
     Moderator Rating
    The moderator rating is a neutral rating of the content quality, photography, and coolness of this location.

    Category Rating
    Photography 6 / 10
    Coolness 3 / 10
    Content Quality 4 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 5/17/2012 12:29 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on May 17 12 at 12:29, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on May 17 12 at 1:45, TexasMike made this location public
  • on May 17 12 at 1:45, TexasMike made this location available
  • on May 17 12 at 1:45, TexasMike changed the following: Description
  • on May 17 12 at 1:44, TexasMike updated a story
  • on May 17 12 at 1:44, TexasMike updated a story
  • on May 17 12 at 1:43, TexasMike created a new story
  • on May 17 12 at 1:42, TexasMike updated gallery picture
  • on May 17 12 at 1:42, TexasMike updated gallery picture
  • on May 17 12 at 1:42, TexasMike updated gallery picture 20120516-DSC_7085.jpg
  •  Forum Threads about this Location
    New Thread
     Who's been looking?
    Click here to see who'se been looking.
     Report Problems
    Is this location inappropriate / broken / missing key info?
  • If it's something you can fix, please scroll up and click the EDIT button.
  • If this location was only posted a few days ago, give the creator time to work on it.
  • Please try sending a message directly to the creator of the location. You'll find that info at the top of this page.
  • Otherwise, ONLY if you've already tried to contact the original creator,: Click here to notify an administrator.

  • All content and images copyright © 2002-2024 UER.CA and respective creators. Graphical Design by Crossfire.
    To contact webmaster, or click to email with problems or other questions about this site: UER CONTACT
    View Terms of Service | View Privacy Policy | Server colocation provided by Beanfield
    This page was generated for you in 109 milliseconds. Since June 23, 2002, a total of 734766855 pages have been generated.