Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Waverley, reservoir

This heritage listed water reservoir is located along Paul Street, in the eastern suburb of Waverley. Nicknamed "Stonehenge", Waverley Reservoir No.1 was completed in 1887 and was the last of four reservoirs built to augment the Botany Swamps Scheme. The other three reservoirs were Crown Street Reservoir in 1859, Paddington Reservoir in 1864 and Woollahra Reservoir in 1880.

14 comments:

  1. Must have been built during the period when architectural elements were added to many manufacturing and utility sites. Beautiful. - Margy

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    1. It's quite impressive compared to some of the bland architecture we have from later eras.

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  2. That'an impressive building. Looks as though is is made from homey coloured stone.

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  3. ...what a classy reservoir! Great things sure were built years ago. Thank Jim sharing, enjoy your week.

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  4. Thanks, Jim. I'm patting myself on the back for identifying this structure from the photo alone. I must be having one of my good days, and so is the reservoir—it doesn't look all that old!
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    1. Will, I believe this is the only one of the four I mentioned which is still in use.

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  6. i have never seen such a pretty water reservoir!

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  7. When I saw the thumbnail, a water tank is not what I expected it to be! What an unusual find.

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