Perry’s 1st water tower was a wooden structure standing about 15½ feet high with a fire bell located on top of the tower. Later the fire bell was replaced by a siren, and the fire bell today sits proudly in its new location on the vacant lot on Ball Street next to the fire department. As the city grew, a second water tower, a 50,000-gallon tank known as Old Faithful, replaced the wooden structure. In 1951 this second tower became inadequate to furnish enough pressure and reserve supplies of water for the growing city, so it was replaced by a 200,000-gallon water tank located by the Perry Events Center. A majestic black tiered water fountain now beautifies the spot where the water tower once stood.