If Stephen King hasn’t scared you away from water towers for life, then mark your calendar for the Fall Foliage Tour at the Thomas Hill Standpipe coming Wednesday, October 11 from 3-6 p.m.
The Bangor Water District hosts the tours and offers the following details:
The standpipe was built in 1897 and is designated as a National Historic Landmark by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. It is not handicap accessible; the promenade deck is reached via a 100-step enclosed staircase.
Travel on Thomas Hill Road to the standpipe will be one-way from Highland Avenue; parking is limited in the immediate area of the standpipe.
A permanent plaque details the construction and history of the 119-year-old standpipe. The stone on which the plaque is mounted was moved from the Floods Pond watershed by District crews.