The water tower in the Highland neighborhood on Snelling Avenue and Ford Parkway was designed by Clarence Wigington in 1928. Wigington, an African American city of Saint Paul architect from 1915 to 1949, also designed many other important area structures, including the the Saint Paul Public Safety Building (1929–30) and Como Park Pavilion (1934). The 127-foot tower is no longer in service and the public is invited to tour twice a year:
- The weekend of Highland Fest, July 15 -16, 2017.
- The second weekend in October, for the viewing of the fall colors. Oct. 14 -15, 2017. The tower is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.