The iconic water tower in Englewood, Tennessee, has been approved by the Tennessee Historical Commission for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places after a commission vote Wednesday in Nashville.
At 80 years old, the structure that looms over the tiny McMinn County town could become the state's first water tower to make the national listing. The state Historical Commission issued a statement in early January that the water tower was on a list of proposed National Register nominees, and now the tower's nomination moves on to the National Park Service.
"We're excited, all of us are," said Beth Sizemore, chairwoman of the Englewood Water Tower Preservation Committee. "We had several people who attended the meeting and it was a very interesting process.