The Sulphur Springs Water Tower



The base of the tower very much resembles the base of a NASA moon rocket. At the center you can see a boarded-up doorway which gives you a idea of the size of the tower.
In the 1970s the property was home to the Tower Drive-In theater; at one time tower was defaced with significant amounts of graffiti.  An aircraft warning light atop the tower (since removed) was said to have interfered with movie viewing.  All remnants of the drive-in theatre have been removed except for some sea-shell dredging that were used to pave the theatre's car aisles.



Place your cursor on the tower to restore it.      

Read an article and see photo by Hampton Dunn


Another article by Hampton Dunn on the Roarin' 20's


    Early plans to develop Tower park

May 2000 - Plans for City to buy the land and build a park hit a snag

2002 - City of Tampa buys the property, plans a park

July 2003 - St. Pete Times Article "Tower of Terror" July 13, 2003

Sulphur Springs Water Tower at Wikipedia


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