The Tower in the Sky

The Campbell Water Tower is it's own entity, omnipresent in the sky and loved by many in its hometown.

The Campbell Water Tower stands above the downtown and proclaims the city's name.

Located off Orchard City Drive in , the water tower was part of the first utility company in the city. In 1898, the company had 82 customers, with the highest bill reported at a whopping $3—with the lowest at 25 cents.

The tower has withstood earthquakes, floods and storms, with numerous replacements of bits and pieces, but in November 2009, it was completely restored by the County of Santa Clara Historical Heritage Commission and the Parks and Recreation Department.

—Information here was provided by Jeannette Watson's book, "Campbell: The Orchard City."

Al April 01, 2011 at 08:23 PM
Nice article, Mayra...Thank you.....Al
Mayra Flores de Marcotte April 01, 2011 at 09:22 PM
Hey Al, Thanks for the compliment! To be fair, it truly does all the work for me. I have some great night time shots of it too ... but that will be for another viewfinder. =)
Dana Smith June 08, 2011 at 09:15 PM
I have several nice photographs of the water tower, and — I must add — I sell them here in my gallery! Here is the link: http://www.stonegriffin.com/campbell_water_tower.html


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