Old Invercargill – Water Tower Video

Old Invercargill and What’s On Invers wanted to get behind the glorious history of our region with a new video series.
Each episode, “Old Invercargill” will feature a new icon of yesteryear, highlighting the beauty of Southland.

First up: our amazing Invercargill Water Tower! With construction beginning in 1888, our fair city gained a new source of pressurised water. However, we didn’t all want to see a giant tank suspended some 42.6M high in the air! A compromise was reached, by surrounding the practical element within approximately 300,000 bricks! Necessity matched with elegance, the tower has since become THE distinctive landmark of Invercargill.

Our Water Tower had a touchup in 1989, although currently she stands closed to the public due to not meeting the current building safety codes. Would you love to climb the observation deck once more? Have you fond memories, and recollections of the Water Tower view? Please share in the comments below 🙂

With thanks to Wrens Invercargill for their support for “Old Invercargill”.

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