In 1857, Samuel Street obtained a lease from the government for Cedar Island. Here, Samuel Street built a 15.2 metre tall wooden pagoda styled tourist observation tower called “Street’s Pagoda”. The tower was mounted above a small house.
Street’s tower was very similar in style & shape to the pagodas built by Charles Robinson.
The tower was too far from the brink of the Falls to offer a good view and too far from regular path of tourists to become successful.