Highland Tower

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The Highland water tower is a Highland neighborhood landmark located at the intersection of Snelling Avenue and Ford Parkway.

The tower was designed by 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.

The tower is open to the public twice a year:

  • July 18 - 19, 2020 
  • October 10 - 11, 2020 (second weekend in October, for the viewing of the fall colors)
  • The tower is open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday during the dates listed above.

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


For more information, please contact Saint Paul Regional Water Services at 651-266-6350.