Van Alstyne City Works | 100 Years in Same Building

Seen in this 1901 map, the City Water Works has been located in the same building for way over a century.

After midnight in March of 1929, Chief Will Echols stopped by here to talk to his friend who worked for the City. It was then Echols voiced his third and final premonition of his own death about one hour before the gunfight that sent him to his grave.

The City workers are known for putting in long, hard hours and for making themselves available to help the citizens of Van Alstyne no matter the weather, day and night.

will-echols-van-alstyne-city-water-works

 

Leave a Reply