Sweet Home Alabama: Then and Now – 12 Years Later

Posted by Chris on August 3, 2014   |   Comments:  

Pigeon Creek Water Tower
In this scene we can see the aging Pigeon Creek water tower standing tall in the distance behind the buildings. This famed water tower was actually imported from a town in Texas since the small town of Crawfordville didn’t posses one at the time of filming. Transporting the structure into town was a difficult task and then reconstructing it so it was safe, well, that was a project all by itself.

According to director Andy Tennant, the water tower was erected on the same site where the former water towered lived many years ago. Its height was approximately 70 to 80 feet from the ground to the platform that encircled the water tower. Unfortunately, the film crew removed the structure from the town when filming ended.

The large space in the photo below is the site where the water tower once lived.

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