“Their initial concept was just affixing a sign to the top and attaching two stick-built towers,” Craft said. “With an old structure like that we weren’t sure about the original design. We wanted to make sure things were safe.”
The towers are now constructed with steel beams topped with cupolas designed to mirror the nearby Riverview Swimming Pool. At just the correct angle, all four cupolas are visible at one time.
Also, to tie in with the river front’s only restaurant, the siding on the bandshell will mimic the gray exterior of the Candlelight Inn, making the whole river front area one cohesive theme.
“I think we have the best river front on the whole Mississippi River,” Brown said. “We’ve got the marina, the restaurant, the pool, the baseball field and now this. I think this will be the catalyst we need to someday getting a lot more use out of that area.”