Thomas Hill Standpipe Winter Open House Today
Here is your chance to see the views from this iconic landmark. Take a look at where the snow usually is. Where it will be, but the question is when.
Bangor Water District only opens the Thomas Hill Standpipe to the public four times a year. Maybe that is why it is so special.
And it is time for the December open house today only.
Today, you can climb those wooden stairs for the spectacular views from The Standpipe. The hours are 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thomas Hill Road from Highland Avenue to Ohio Street is restricted to one-way traffic. The traffic will flow from Highland to Ohio.
It’ll be chilly and windy so dress appropriately.
This is the winter tour. Yep, winter begins next week.
The event is free of charge. It should be noted the standpipe is not handicap accessible, with 100 stairs leading to the promenade deck.
The standpipe was built in 1897 and is designated as a National Historic Landmark by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission.
Each opportunity to climb the Standpipe is different from the others. This time of year the leaves are off the trees and you’ll see houses and businesses and other landmarks, that you don’t in the summer because of those trees.
If you have done it, you know. If not, maybe this is the tour you go and experience, and share it with someone who hasn’t ever had the pleasure.