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Location DB > United States > Georgia > Atlanta > Water Works Ruins
 Name
Water Works Ruins
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 Database Info
created by [dh] on 1/10/2006 12:58 AM
last modified by redSky on 12/3/2010 8:32 PM
 Viewability
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 Overview
 Description
Large concrete ruins covered in graffiti are all that remain of the waterworks buildings.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
Address

Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Owner: Dekalb County
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    concrete ruins
    busted water dam
     Security Measures
  • none
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1906
    Closed: 1960
     Required Equipment
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     History
    Burnt Fork Creek was once the water supply for the city of Decatur. This was accomplished by damming the creek to form a reservoir. The Old Decatur Waters Works served as a treatment and pumping facility. The Old Decatur Water Works first saw use just after the turn of the twentieth-century. The main administrative building was built in around 1906. In 1942 the water works provided area residents and businesses with up to 1.8 million gallons of water per day. In 1951 DeKalb County Commissioners tried to issue bonds to restore the park. The commissioners were unsuccessful in their efforts to restore the park and in the 1960's the dam was destroyed and the reservoir was allowed to drain.
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     Future Plans
    This has been made into a county park as a historical site, and access is allowed. There are many bike trails throughout the area so the traffic is frequent.
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    Waterworks
    Tue, Jan 10th, 2006
    posted by [dh]
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    Waterworks Dam
    Tue, Jan 10th, 2006
    posted by [dh]
    9 pictures


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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/6/2010 8:21 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 6 10 at 20:21, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 3 10 at 20:32, redSky changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy
  • on May 22 06 at 8:32, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 16 06 at 3:11, [dh] made this location public
  • on May 16 06 at 3:11, [dh] changed the following: Real Name, City, Recommendation
  • on Jan 10 06 at 2:52, [dh] updated gallery picture DSCF4088.JPG
  • on Jan 10 06 at 2:50, [dh] made this location available
  • on Jan 10 06 at 2:50, [dh] changed the following: Co-ordinate Accuracy, History
  • on Jan 10 06 at 2:47, [dh] updated gallery picture DSCF4096.JPG
  • on Jan 10 06 at 2:46, [dh] updated gallery picture DSCF4094.JPG
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