The well tower was in a dilapidated state~~the roof had collapsed and hundreds of pigeons called it home. There was a ticky-tacky shed attached to the original structure. We had to wear masks when we entered as the pigeon poop was ankle deep. The original rod and sucker well pump was there but led to a well that was 55 feet deep and dry. This place gave me the willies.
After working with the City’s Historic Preservation office, we removed the shed and reconfigured the roof to accommodate a viewing place. We restored the redwood exterior, added 2 circular staircases to access the 3 levels and created a fireman’s pole exit for the children. The first level has become my potting shed. Fortunately the well rights were grandfathered in and we were able to put in a new well.