Humboldt in Humboldt No. 370, Saskatchewan — The Prairie Region
Humboldt Water Tower
The water tower was constructed from 1914 to 1915 under the direction of Toronto consulting engineers Chipman and Power. An inner steel tank 20 feet in diameter and 80 feet high is surrounded by a wooden exterior housing. A cone-shaped cedar shingle roof and an exterior catwalk are situated on top of the structure which is approximately 95 feet in total height.
Iron struts at 12 foot intervals encircle the tank and support the exterior housing. A series of 12 foot ladders with connecting short platforms between the tank and exterior wall originally provided access to the catwalk. A spiral staircase inside the tank now provides easier access to the top. The tank held 156,000 gallons of water and was anchored into seven tiers of concrete under the tower.
The water tower served the community until 1977 when the town switched to a new water treatment and storage facility.
Significant efforts by local volunteers
A little known fact about the tower is the existence of a concrete tunnel which extends to a point directly under the tank. The purpose of the tunnel was to accommodate pipes and for maintenance. Access to this tunnel has been provided for visitors by a stairway from the annex.
Erected 2013 by Humboldt and District Museum and Gallery Friends of the Museum (sponsor) Humboldt Downtown Business Improvement District (sponsor).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
Location. 52° 11.73′ N, 105° 7.03′ W. Marker is in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, in Humboldt No. 370. Marker is on 3rd Avenue just east of 5th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 407 3rd Ave, Humboldt SK S0K 2A0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Humboldt Post Office (approx. half a kilometer away); Old Humboldt Post Office / Ancien bureau de poste (approx. half a kilometer away); Humboldt and District Museum and Gallery (approx. 0.6 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Water Tower. The water tower's listing on the Canadian Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on April 29, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.