My Genealogy and History Page of
 Estevan's Water Towers

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Overview of Estevan
Old City Hall and Old Water tower
In the Middle of the Picture
on the corner of 11th Ave., on 4th St.

The water tower held 100,000 gallons
Also Visible is the tower of the
 Old Stone, Presbyterian Church
built in 1902,
by stone mason George Rooks,
later became the Salvation Army church,
You can see it on the right.
Muirhead family donated the land.
The Church faces the SW corner
Of 12th Ave. on 3rd St.

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Estevan's First Town Hall
On 4th St, SW corner of 10th Ave.,
with First Water Tower in behind,
visible over the roof
Demolished in 1952
New City Hall in it's place.
It and the water tower
were built in 1909-1910.

July 1909
George Thomas Falkner was the Contractor,
who built the first City Hall.

Contract price $15,075

Estevan Hardware and Harness Company
were awarded the
Plumbing and Heating contract,
Contract Price $2,099.50

May 1951 Mayor Harry Nicholson
reported the old tower was full of
rust and corrosion.
They were looking at $6500 in repairs.

George Thomas Falkner,
b- Feb, 1871, in Portage, Wisconsin, USA,
age 37, in 1911 Canada Census, in Estevan
d- Jan 6, 1950, Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA
Immigrated in 1905

Father- Joseph Falkner (1851-1920)
Mother- Mary Cross (1854-1923)

wife- Alice Beatrice Falkner, nee Owens
b- Dec, ca 1886, in USA, age 25 in 1911
b- 1884 in one record, in England in another
d- 1923
2 children by 1911

Amy Mae Falkner
b- Sept 1, 1906, in Estevan, SK

Juanita Owens Falkner
b- July ca 1910, SK

George remarried Margaret Wirchbaum
b- 1877


Capacity= 750,000 gallons
built in
1958, went into service early 1959
Ratepayers met in 1957
and approved the purchase of this tower
at a cost of $300,000.00
Harry Nicholson was Mayor at the time.
Dec 31, 1958 they were working on
the heater house at the new water tower.
Work was expected the end of that week.

1983 it cost $50,000 to resurface the inside

Water Tower photos
taken 2007 by Dena Gent

These are pictures I have gathered up in my travels
if by chance any of these old pictures are still copyright
then please send me a note and I will remove them
My intent is not to profit from showing these.
Only to share some history with others



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