…but, it was a really great place to visit on Sunday, in Philadelphia. Although Philly was packed because of a flower show, it was still a good visit. We visited the art museum first and then walked down the hill to the Water Works (Fairmount). They just celebrated their 200th Anniversary.
Here is a brief history from the Interpretive Center:
Perched on the banks of the Schuylkill River, the Water Works was not only a source of the City’s water, its rambling Classic architecture and cutting-edge engineering made it an international 19th century tourist attraction. Water was pumped from the river into a reservoir (where the Art Museum now stands) and then distributed through the city via wooden water mains.
The one photo below (B&W) I found in Baltimore’s DPW Museum Archives and after some research, found out what it was. The other photo I took myself at the works.