640 Waterworks Drive
Philadelphia
PA 19130

Water Works

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Originally built in the 18th century as a response to the yellow fever epidemic and the need for non-contaminated drinking water, the site became used for a variety of activities throughout the next two centuries. These uses include the creation of steam power for industry all the way to an aquarium and a swimming hole. In addition to the beautifully restored original buildings and waterwheel, there is an interpretive center to learn about the history, and an upscale restaurant nearby.

http://www.fairmountwaterworks.org/

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