The Life of a Water Tower

Jerry Kern, a Silver Bay resident on Burk Drive, answered our questions one recent morning about the town’s original water tower that used to sit up the hill from his house.  Jerry was away at the time, but a friend who was vacationing at his home, captured the event in pictures and even drew a diagram explaining the demolition process in Jerry’s guest book.

The tower was completed July 6, 1953.  Its demolition occurred on December 22, 1995.  It was removed due to high maintenance costs and state regulations regarding lead-based paint on the inner and outer surfaces.

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