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The end of the water storage tank on Erie Street

The water tank on the hill next to the village cemetery was built in 1956 by the Pittsburgh - Des Moines Steel Company. It held 500,000 gallons of water and was filled from wells located north of Route 31 and west of Canandaigua Road. It was built to improve water pressure and it replaced a concrete reservoir that was located on Lapham Hill. The tank was last used in January 2016 and was demolished in October 2017.

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Demolition starts on 10/23/2017.

Torches are used to cut the tank into sections for removal.

3 views of a section being cut.

The section is falling into the tank.

Almost gone.

Nothing left but the foundation.