Familiar landmark to come down

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Democrat photo/Melonie Roberts

Residents of Seligman will see a change to the familiar skyline when the water tower, erected in 1953, comes down this summer. According to Mayor Jerry Montgomery, the city has accepted a bid from Iseler Demolition, Inc., in the amount of $12,3000 to bring in a crane to dismantle the old tower, which was pulled out of service in 1999. The tower, manufactured in Santa Clara, Calif., is 20-feet deep and 15-feet in diameter and holds 25,000 gallons. It is 90-feet from the ground to the narrow 18-inch balcony, and 104-feet from the ground to the top of the tank. "Back then that was a lot of water," Montgomery said. "It doesn't meet our needs today." A date for demolition has not been set, but Montgomery said the city plans to replace the old structure with a pedestal and tower holding system. Below, the weather-worn identification plate reveals where the tank was manufactured, its capacity and height.

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