This style of roof can be seen all over the world. Seen here locally in the Twin Cities the Prospect Park Water Tower was built in 1913 and is one of the most iconic examples of a “witch hat roof”.
|Prospect Park Water Tower Purcell’s Witch Hat Roof|
The labor involved on this style of roof is considerably more time consuming vs a standard pitched roof, thus this type of roof is rarely built anymore. The roofing material can be asphalt, cedar, slate, clay tile, and/or standing seam metal. Usually the roof is capped off with a finial made of copper or similar metal:
|Copper Capped Witch Hat Roof|
Have you ever seen any examples of this roof style?