To the Editor:
Our family has been following the recent discussion and activism around the restoration of the Fort Revere Water Tower. We understand that a study was done recently by the town. A public forum was then put on by the Hull Historic Commission. And then discussions have continued with the town, the commission, the Advisory Board, and individual activists. We even heard that there is consideration of using the Community Preservation Act bonding process to back the restoration of the Fort Revere Water Tower.
We are wholeheartedly behind the full restoration of the water tower. Our family of four (plus two dogs) lives in Hull Village, and our two children attend the Jacobs Elementary School. We have always loved walking up to Fort Revere Park to explore the grounds and take in the views of our beautiful and welcoming town.
Despite living here for 11 years, we have yet to experience the water tower, which closed shortly after we moved to Hull. When our extended family and friends come to visit, we are often asked about the park and the water tower. We explain the amazing history of Fort Revere but also our disappointment that the water tower is currently not structurally sound. Luckily, there are people in town working to restore it and get access to the observation deck.
We would love to see that restoration complete as soon as possible before it becomes another item on the list of amazing landmarks in Hull that have crumbled while in limbo. It would be such a treat to bring our family and friends to the very top of the tower to see the full extent of this special town where we feel so lucky to live.
Tracey Britton and Sue Bielamowicz