I loved the old silver water tower in New Auburn. But time moves on. And as I mentioned in the essay included in the “P.S.” edition of Population: 485, the water tower is no longer standing.
ABOVE: This is how the water tower looked in its glory. I keep this photo within sight of my writing desk.
BELOW: The tank is already gone. All you can see is the crane used to lower the pieces:
Off to the right, the catwalk (I walked it once, wrote about it in Off Main Street):
Headed for the scrap yard (prices were high then):
(Thank you to Gordon and Brenda for demolition photos)
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