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Not to be outdone by Beverly Hills, the City of Tucson boasts “El Conquistador”, quite possibly the only Spanish Revival water tower ever built.  The structure’s bare steel tower and tank were erected in 1928 to supply the vicinity’s rapidly growing suburbs; the Spanish Revival exterior was added in 1932 to the design of architect Roy Place.  El Conquistador’s square shaft is surmounted by an octagonal pavilion whose four balconied windows feature elaborate spiral-columned surrounds.  The square and octagonal portions of the exterior enclose the tower’s splayed legs and circular tank, respectively.  A weathervane depicting a wandering prospector and his mule surmounts the barrel-tiled roof to complete Place’s singular composition.  The tower was restored in 1994, and remains a beloved local landmark.