Project Overview

The National Register-listed Brainerd water tower is a challenging but iconic resource in need of maintenance and long-term stewardship.

The City of Brainerd selected PVN to develop an Historic Structure Report (HSR) for the 141-foot tall concrete tower to plan for future capital projects as well as regular maintenance. The HSR included a developmental history, condition assessment, treatment approach, and recommendations. The recommendations and cost estimates for repair were developed in collaboration with the project architect’s engineering staff. The Report was financed in part by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

The Brainerd Water Tower HSR is a valuable tool for long-term planning and stewardship of this historic structure. PVN was created to increase the use of existing and historic structures and sites, and offering services such as writing HSR’s brings added value to these types of projects.