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Sapp Bros. Coffee Pot Water Tower, Omaha, Nebraska

We visited the US Botanic Garden’s annual “Season’s Greenings” display titled “Roadside Attractions” featuring plant-based recreations of iconic sights from across the United States, with G gauge model trains chugging around, below, through and above the displays.

The Sapp Bros. water tower was first erected to meet local water needs in Omaha, Nebraska. It is now an icon for truckers driving across the Midwest, serving as a reminder to stop and rest during long truck routes. There are more than 15 Sapp Bros. coffee pot water towers in existence today.

Building materials: Roof, elm bark; façade, coconut; foundation, willow; handle/railing, Harry Lauder’s walking stick; platform, cedar, brazilia pod; percolator, mahogany pod

Ankara Ekspresi, posted earlier:

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Gill Kopy08-Dec-2017 02:25
What a cool water tower - and great shot V
bill friedlander07-Dec-2017 18:01
Well photographed, a coffee pot tower is not something one sees everyday. V
Jim Coffman07-Dec-2017 16:37
What a neat image of this replica!!
Tom Munson07-Dec-2017 16:26
Cool shot, Helen. You do find some wonderful subjects.