Tuesday, November 24, 2009

water tower


I've always loved water towers, or at least for as long as I can remember. I've never been on top of one, but I'm fairly certain I like them from the ground much more than I would from atop. Through the years I somehow managed to acquire an acute case of acrophobia... you know, a fear of heights =)

The water tower in today's photo is located down near Ben Gill Park, right off 9th street. Jim over at Terrell Daily Photo had a photo of this same tower not too long ago...

According to a story in the Terrell Tribune yesterday, discussions are underway in the City Council to replace this tower with a new one that will be located south of town off Interstate 20 near Rosehill Road.

Apparently the tower in this photo is 'outdated'. I'll be curious to see what they do with this old tower, if anything. To me, it seems like a local landmark... but will it be dismantled? I'll follow up when I can find additional info!!

5 comments:

Don and Krise said...

Maybe they'll auction it off and you can put it in your "back forty". What a cool water tower. The fact they can't just build a new one without tearing down the old one makes my brain hurt. These are landmarks, and if they are still structurally sound they should leave them well enough alone. Go ahead Brian, fight for it!

Jacob said...

Thanks for stopping by, Brian! Appreciate it much.

I love water towers, too, and cannot pass one without taking a photo of it!

I wouldn't go up top, either, not liking heights whatsoever!

Nice job here.

Tricia said...

Frosty was 1st, so is this the 2nd shot with the new camera? I love that bright clear blue sky - I'm interested to know what happens with the tower, too.

I can't wait to get my 'big boy' camera

Halcyon said...

I like water towers too. They are symbols of Americana to me.

marley said...

Nice. Shame if it were knocked down. Hope not.