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Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Boulware Springs Water Works Building

 
 
Boulware Springs Water Works Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 4, 2013
1. Boulware Springs Water Works Building Marker
Boulware Springs Water Works is on the National Register of Historic Places and also an American Water Works Association Water Works Landmark. It was restored as an historical site in 1990.
Inscription.
The Boulware Springs Water Works Building is located directly adjacent to the brick reservoir for the springs, on a site of gently rolling to steep topography at the northern edge of Paynes Prairie.

Boulware Springs, free-flowing and gravity-fed, was at one time estimated to contribute 300,000 gallons per day to Boulware Run, which flows south to Paynes Prairie and thence to the Florida aquifier.
 
Location. 29° 37.257′ N, 82° 18.43′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Southeast 15th Street and Southeast 32nd Place, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located inside the Boulware Springs Park near the historic building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3400 Southeast 15th Street, Gainesville FL 32641, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gainesville’s Only Artesian Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse Johnson Finley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Matheson House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Serenola Plantation
Boulware Springs Water Works Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 4, 2013
2. Boulware Springs Water Works Entrance
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Spanish Cattle Ranching (approx. 2.4 miles away); Alachula County Courthouse (approx. 2.4 miles away); East Florida Seminary (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Also see . . .  Boulware Springs Water Works. The spring was the source of city water until 1913 and was important in the city's growth. (Submitted on December 5, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Boulware Springs Water Works Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 4, 2013
3. Boulware Springs Water Works Building
The large National Register of Historic Places placard is visible on outside wall just left of the doors.
National Register of Historic Places placard image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 4, 2013
4. National Register of Historic Places placard
Boulware Springs Water Works Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 4, 2013
5. Boulware Springs Water Works Building
Boulware Springs Water Works Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 4, 2013
6. Boulware Springs Water Works Building
Brick reservoir for the artesian spring located in front of building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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