Hillsboro Glass Water Tower

Updated: Sep 1, 2021

Then and now photos. Hillsboro Glass Company - Schram City Illinois - 2018 marks 21 years after the closing of Hillsboro Glass. Comparing a photo from the historical society archive with one I took in 2018. The roof has collapsed on the small brick building to the right of the water tower and has trees growing out of it. The water tower continues to rust. The smoke stacks have severely deteriorated and could collapse at any time.

Schram City Water Tower 2018

Schram City Water Tower Year Unknown

Glass factory smoke stack 1952 and 2019. The top of this could collapse at any time. Hard brown tile exterior has fallen off leaving the brick exposed to the weather.
Glass factory smoke stack 1952 and 2019. The top of this could collapse at any time. Hard brown tile exterior has fallen off leaving the brick exposed to the weather.

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Jeff Dunn

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