Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Old City Waterworks




The Old City Waterworks is a historic site located near downtown Tallahassee. In the city's early days, water was obtained from area springs. By the turn of the century, public works for water was needed for firefighting and the health of Tallahassee's citizens. The Old City Waterworks was built in 1904 and was Tallahassee’s first public utility facility and began urbanization of the city. It was remodeled in the 1920's to 1930's and closed in 1980, after being added to the US National Register of Historic Places on January 31, 1979. In 2007, it was restored with funding assistance from the Florida Department of State.

10 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

It's an historical place there, thanks so much for sharing all information and pictures!
Léia

biebkriebels said...

It is an interesting story with nice pictures.

Jack said...

I would never guess that these photos were shot near downtown.

Flohbock said...

interesting photos!

Birdman said...

Wonderful historical post with shot.

Halcyon said...

A necessary kind of place.

Misfit in Paradise said...

A wonderful building with a great sense of style.

Jacob said...

That is fascinating. There's something quite similar in Gainesville...surrounded by ponds of scummy, green water!

J Bar said...

Quite interesting.
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Lisa Wilson said...

Nice building they had to work in!