History


The Humboldt Water Tower, technically referred to as a standpipe water reservoir, was constructed in 1914 - 1915 under the direction of consulting engineers Chipman and Power.  It consists of an inner steel tank, approximately 20 feet in diameter and 80 feet high.  The unique timber housing is about 25 feet in diameter and 95 feet high, with a conical shape cedar shingle roof.

 

The design of the tower is striking for its resemblance to a costal lighthouse and it distinguished by a wooden shell pierced by four slender windows spiraling to the top, suggestive of  an interior spiral staircase.  The structure is placed on a massive octagonally-shaped concrete foundation reinforced with rock.

 

The Humboldt Water Tower is one of only four, with a similar construction, left in the province. The others are in Weyburn (where a group has restored their tower), Kamsack, and Kerrobert (where the water tower is still in use.)