View of the Past: O’Fallon water tower construction in 1987

This week’s view shows the construction of the $546,000 O’Fallon water tower off of Behrens Drive, near the Seven Hills Road roundabout, in late October 1987.  Before being assembled, the curved sides of the tower were on the ground facing up.  Local kids discovered that they made good skateboard ramps.  As a result, the sides were soon flipped over, to the skateboarders’ dismay. 

Contributed by Brian Keller, O’Fallon Historical Society