Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Boulware Springs Water Works Building
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Waterways & Vessels.
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. This marker is located inside the Boulware Springs Park near the historic building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3400 Southeast 15th Street, Gainesville FL 32641, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Trains Rumbled Overhead (approx. 0.9 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Cattle Economy (approx. one mile away); Living Links to Florida's Past (approx. one mile away); Alachua Sink (approx. one mile away); Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church and Porters Quarters (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 797 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 4, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.