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…