Yellow fever epidemics in the late 18th century convinced Philadelphia to build a state of the art municipal water system early in the 19th century. Set above the Schuylkill River, this neoclassical building was the pump house, which remained in use for almost a century. Now, with its exterior restored and interior shared between an interactive interpretive center and a restaurant with gorgeous views, it's once again a tourist attraction. Well worth a visit, it's a short walk from the Philadelphia Art Museum.
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