H 2 Oh!

There’s architecture, and then there’s aquatecture.

Who would think that the buildings of a city water treatment plant could be handsome?

But have you seen ours—tucked below the river bluff on the western edge of downtown?

The buildings were built between 1892 and 1954, most in mission revival style.

This is one of my favorite utilitarian buildings. It’s the 1917 wash water tank, whatever that is. I could live in this little gem. I could even deal with the damp.
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4 Responses to H 2 Oh!

  1. Bruce Burton says:

    How did that tile roof ever escape the great Mayfest hail storm in 1995? The Lutheran church on I-30 just a little south of this building had its tile roof smashed to smithereens.

    • hometown says:

      Good question, Bruce. That’s a big target. If those tiles survived, and if they are original, it might be yet another case of “They don’t make ’em like they used to.”

  2. Connie says:

    Probably my favorite set of buildings in the Fort. Great pics!

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