Bangor Water opened the Thomas Hill Standpipe Friday for the annual holiday tour where people can climb the 100-stair-staircase and enjoy views of Bangor from the promenade deck.

The final Thomas Hill Standpipe tour of 2018 drew a few hundred visitors who wanted to see the 121-year-old structure and expansive view of Bangor that it provides.

Bangor Water opened the iconic local landmark Friday, Dec. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. for its annual holiday tour. The structure is open to the public just four times a year.

The standpipe, which was built in 1897, is 110 feet tall, holds 1.5 million gallons of water and is featured on the National Register of Historic Places. After climbing 100 steps, visitors were able to take in the sweeping views of Bangor from the promenade deck of the historical structure.

Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik
Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik
Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik
Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik
Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik
Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik