I liked it the minute I saw it. It was built sometime around 1909. The tower was originally called the Damara Tower as that was the name of the company that used it. It was supposed to be a landmark for ships in the era when it was built. There were some really great views from the tower as there were no other building that I could see that were taller than the tower. It cost me $2 to get to climb the tower’s viewing area. I thought that was fair although I sometimes wonder why I pay money to walk up several flights of stairs. It seems like its a special kind of tourist punishment.