407 3rd Avenue, Humboldt, Saskatchewan, S0K, Canada
Humboldt Water Tower
Links and documents
1914/01/01 to 1914/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Humboldt's Water Tower is a Municipal Heritage Property featuring of a 30-metre wood and steel structure located within the City of Humboldt. The formal designation applies to one legal subdivision containing a the tower and a one storey water treatment plant.
The heritage value of Humboldt's Water Tower lies in its association with the establishment of Humboldt. The provision of a reliable water source aided in the development of the community and the water tower served as Humboldt's main water source from 1914 until 1977 when a surface water supply served the community.
The heritage value of Humboldt's Water Tower also resides in its architecture. The Water Tower is a notable design, similar to other water towers built during this same period in Weyburn and Kerrobert. They feature a coastal, lighthouse look constructed with steel and wood. It is only one of four similar water towers that remain in Saskatchewan acting as a significant landmark in the community.
City of Humboldt Bylaw No. 05/2002 of 2002.
The heritage value of the Humboldt Water Tower resides in the following character defining elements:
-those architectural elements that speak to its coastal lighthouse design such as the cornice and railing along the top, its peaked roof, and its spiralled window arrangement;
-those architectural elements that speak to its use as a water tower including the interior, riveted steel tank and wooden housing;
-those elements that speak to its prominence including its size;
-those elements reflecting the building's use as a water tower including the equipment and water treatment plant.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
1977/01/01 to 1977/12/31
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Technology and Engineering
Function - Category and Type
- Water or Sewage Facility
Architect / Designer
Chipman and Power
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
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