Monday, September 1, 2014
September City Daily Photo Theme Day: Rust and Ruins
The Old City Waterworks is a historic site located near downtown Tallahassee. Built in 1904, it was the city's first public utility facility. Until the turn of the last century, water had been obtained from area springs. This proved hazardous for health reasons and also for fighting fires in the city. The waterworks were remodeled in the 1920's and 1930's, but 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. As you can see from these pictures, the area could probably use a little sprucing up.
My little blog break lasted much longer than I had planned, but I'm back today with a Theme Day post. I hope to start posting regularly again if I can get out and get some new pictures. I have been hampered with an injured knee after I sustained two nasty falls while on my vacation in England and France earlier this summer. The knee is finally feeling better and I am actually able to walk without my cane now, even if I am a bit slow! To see other City Daily Photo bloggers' take on this month's theme, please visit HERE.