Towering achievement: Osseo landmark designated on National Register

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Osseo’s North water tower, next to Osseo City Hall, has been officially placed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo by Alicia Miller)

Osseo’s North water tower, next to Osseo City Hall, has been officially placed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo by Alicia Miller)

One of Osseo’s oldest landmarks will remain a fixture in its skyline.

Every day at noon and 6 p.m. a whistle blows reminding residents of the historic farming past of the city. That whistle is on the North water tower next to Osseo City Hall. And the tower has been officially placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Osseo City Administrator Riley Grams said the historic water tower was officially designated on the National Register and officially listed on June 5.

“What this designation shows is Osseo’s commitment to one of our most cherished and iconic landmarks in our city,” Grams said. “By recognizing the significance of the tower and planning for its preservation, the city aims to keep the tower as an important cultural heritage piece for generations to come.”

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