The Highland water tower is a Highland neighborhood landmark located at the intersection of Snelling Avenue and Ford Parkway. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The tower was designed by notable architect Clarence Wigington and completed in 1928. Wigington, a city of Saint Paul architect from 1915-1949, also designed many other important structures in the area including the Saint Paul Public Safety Building (1929–30) and Como Park Pavilion (1934).

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 no longer in service.

More information about Highland Tower and Clarence Wigington as an interactive presentation

Open Houses

The tower is open to the public twice a year, the third weekend in July and the second weekend in October.

In 2024, those dates will be July 20-21 and October 12-13. 

Video Tour 

Miss an open house? Take a video tour of some of the sights:

Last Edited: October 16, 2023