Thursday, May 30, 2013

"San Antonio Pump House" © Brackenridge Park


Last month while I was hunting painting spots in San Antonio I ran across this pump house in Brackenridge Park.  It was built in 1878, which explained the collapsing roof, in response to a decade of folks suffering from Typhoid fever and Malaria.  The Pump House supplied San Antonio with the first clean running water and reliable source for fire fighting.  It's the second oldest industrial building standing in the city, now abandoned and overgrown with vines.    

Oil on linen,  8" X 10"

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