Largest Circular Water Tank Ever Built Aboveground, 1893

Source: In the Redwood’s Realm, 1893

Ricks Water Company’s Redwood Water Tank, Eureka, CA

Largest circular water tank ever built above ground. Inside diameter, 54 ft, depth 30 ft. Built on concrete piers, covering the entire bottom surface of the tank. Capacity 514,000 gallons. 36,000 feet clear redwood lumber and 17 tons iron hoops used in construction. In the Redwood’s Realm, 1893

Apparently this was not Mr. Ricks first tank

Clearly demand was growing– and Mr. Ricks responded….

But we couldn’t have curious boys polluting the water….

In the Redwood’s Realm, 1893 has a lot of great photos and is worth the look-through when you have some time…

2 Responses to Largest Circular Water Tank Ever Built Aboveground, 1893

  1. […] had a habit of going big as this is noted as the largest sailing vessel ever built in California (see yesterday’s post on the largest above ground water tank). The photo was also published in In The Redwood’s Realm and was meant to demonstrate the […]

  2. Emily Reinhart says:

    lol, polluting…never mind the loss of life/drowning…it’s all about the pollution >___>

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