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.