Cotter Water Tower
The historic water tower in Monette, Arkansas was constructed as a New Deal-assisted project during the Great Depression.
“The Cotter Water Tower is being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places with local significance under Criterion A for its associations with the activities of the Public Works Administration (PWA) in Cotter, Arkansas, in the 1930s. The Cotter Water Tower is also being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C as it is the only example of a 1930s-era PWA water tower in Cotter. The Cotter Water Tower is being submitted to the National Register of Historic Places under the multiple-property listing “An Ambition to Be Preferred: New Deal Recovery Efforts and Architecture in Arkansas, 1933-1943.”
…The contract for the construction of Cotter Water Tower was signed in 1933. An estimate of $57,000 was the projected cost of the project. The town received over $68,000 in funding from the PWA. By May 31, 1935, the project was finished.”
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