Thursday, March 3, 2011

Old City Reservoir

This is the second post on this subject ( ) Located in Pendleton Heights the old, in-ground water tank operated for only a few years in the 1920s and has been abandoned ever since. Brush clearing is now underway but boy it's a big job. Here's a 360 degree view of the concrete and brick man made crater.
There's a north half and a south half with a walkway in between. No new use has been identified yet for the old structure.... just as it is it's a giant artifact... maybe that's sufficient.
For those of you following along at home the above shots were taken with a Nikon D3... 5 shots each composited to give high dynamic range.. basic setting was 1/125th at F16 ASA 400. The panorama was 22 shots, camera verticle, base exposure 1/500th at F11 ASA 400. All taken with the 14-24 Nikon F2.8 zoom lens.


  1. I investigated that place when we first moved to PH after a friend alerted me to it. Somewhere in the PHNA admin stuff and/or online, there is evidence that some in the neighborhood wanted to turn it into a skate park (this was probably 15-20 years ago). Can't help but think it'd be good for something. Why is the brush being cleared?

    Ray (again)

  2. Just to spruce it up.... the Disc Golf guys and gals are clearing the iron fence around the top and they may be doing the interior too. A skate park was proposed but the overwhelming reaction in the hood was against the idea. I think it could just stay as it is and be an antiquity.