"The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure." ~Tibetan Proverb
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Tower-ABC WEDNESDAY "T"
THE HIGHLAND PARK WATER TOWER
The tower, which was designed by Clarence Wigington, was completed in 1928. Wigington, a city of Saint Paul architect from 1915 to 1949, The construction of the Highland Water Tower includes facings of Kasota and Bedford stone and a riveted steel-plate tank with a capacity of 200,000 gallons. The 127-foot tower is still used today to help supply water in the Highland area. A collection of several original Highland Tower blueprints, many of which bear Wigington’s signature on display inside the tower, which is opened to the public once a year. On a clear day during the fall open house, visitors can see airplanes lifting off from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport to the south. The scene stretches from the Saint Paul city skyline on the east to the Minneapolis skyline on the west. The event provides an excellent opportunity for photographs and is a fun family outing. (Credit: City of St. Paul website) Go here to see two more modern water towers across a parking lot from this Highland Park landmark water tower. Linking to ABC WEDNESDAY