One of only seven surviving such towers in the United States (two others are also in St. Louis), the Compton Hill Water Tower was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1972. It sits in Reservoir Park at Grand & Shaw on the east side of the Shaw neighborhood. The park contains a large, classic statue that celebrates the city’s newspaper heritage, a lily pond and walking paths. The park also has tennis courts, pavilions, Victorian gardens, and a dog park. The tower is currently closed, but there is an effort to raise funds to repair it and reopen it to the public. See the Water Tower Foundation website for more information.