County funds renovation of tank house

Spagnoli Tank House
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Spagnoli Tank House is set to undergo a face-lift.

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last month to fund the renovation and rehabilitation of the 101-year-old Spagnoli Tank House at the Los Altos History Museum.

“Our Valley rightfully takes pride in its 21st-century role as a technology and thought leader, but there’s a history here we would do well to remember and learn from,” Supervisor Joe Simitian said. “It’s just so important that we protect these pieces of our history for future genera- tions.”

Leaks in the water tower roof prompted the Association of the Los Altos History Museum to apply for a grant to fund the restoration.

The $100,000 grant from the county will be used to repair and renovate the Spagnoli Tank House roof, tank and platform, and to add original-style shiplap siding.

The tank house, built in 1917, was moved from the original Spagnoli property, at what is now The Terraces at Los Altos, to the Los Altos History Museum in 1993.



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