Bangor, Maine: Weird Water Tower from It

This massive water tower was supposedly the inspiration for the standpipe in the novel "It" by Stephen King. His Maine house is only a half-mile away.

Thomas Hill Standpipe

Address:
41 Thomas Hill Rd, Bangor, ME
Directions:
I-95 exit 184. Tur east onto ME-222/Union St. Drive a half-mile. Turn left at the pedestrian crosswalk onto Thomas Hill Rd. Drive to the standpipe.
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Standpipe.

Thomas Hill Standpipe

This interesting example of 1897 civic construction holds two secrets: first, it wraps a riveted iron water tank holding some 1,750,000 gallons of water; second, it's supposed to be the inspiration for the standpipe in the novel "It" by Bangor resident Stephen King.

[Jeff Wagg, 07/22/2019]

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