Why is there a corn cob near the heart of Rochester?
The infamous Corn Cob Water tower was built in 1931 by Reid-Murdoch Co. of Chicago – Monarch Foods which is now known as Seneca Foods. The 50,000 gallon water tower was built to provide water to it’s canning process of corn and peas.
In a local stand up comedy bit, comedian Darren Streblow once said, “I am surprised Rochester has a big corn cob for a water tower. I would think that a syringe would be more appropriate!”.