The date in the lower right hand corner of this photo is 1904. In this photo at the base of Lemon Hill is the F.A. Grier and Sons Foundry & Machining Co. In the background on Lemon Hill is The Standpipe. As stated in an earlier post Lemon Hill was chosen as the site for this water supply device because it was the highest point in the City. The area around the base of The Standpipe came to known as Fireman's Park.
The Grier foundry stood at what is now the Farmers and Planters Co. located at Mill St. and Rt. 50. on the North Prong of the Wicomico River. If I am not mistaken some of the buildings in this photo exist today but that is something I need to look into.
Notice the winding spiral stairway around the tower and the platform on the top. This was there so routine maintenance could be performed as needed. No doubt this were removed for safety reasons after the tower was no longer used for the city water system.
Thanks again to B. Records for the photo and information