|The Fairmount Water Works buildings.|
|Like the Philadelphia Museum of Art nearby, the Water Works is also|
designed in the Greek Revival style.
|From the hill that leads to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one is|
offered a view of both the Fairmount Water Works and Fairmount Dam.
|Along the Water Works is a promenade that is popular with joggers.|
|Almost secluded behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the|
Water Works is surrounded by walkways gardens.
|Another view of the Water Works from the top of the hill behind the|
Water Works. (photos: TheHopefulTraveler)
I'm not sure what this area is like during peak tourist season but during this October day, the place is quite picturesque and peaceful as the the Schuylkill River rushes over the Fairmount Dam.
The 2,008-foot-long Fairmount Dam was completed in 1821 and built to divert water into the Water Works to turn the water wheels housed in the buildings. A walkway from the the Water Works leads to the edge of the dam.
Visit fairmountwaterworks.org for more information.
|The Fairmount Dam|
|The Water Works leads to the edge of the Fairmount Dam.|
|The boat houses along the Schuylkill River and located near the dam.|
|The view looking down river from the dam.|
|The Fairmount Dam was in 1821 the longest in the United State.|