Palatka, FL
Palatka water works after
Palatka water works before

Design Aspects:

  • Preserve and restore exterior wood doors, windows, and trim.
  • Demolish and remove termite riddled and deteriorated structure.
  • Renovate interiors using classical detailing reminiscent of Architecture in the early 1900’s.
  • Make building accessible from exterior by physically disabled persons.
  • Site Restoration and addition of amphitheater.

Our Renovation History

  • 1988 Site Work Planning
  • 999 Phase I Renovations—Removal / Installation of New Doors & Windows, Renovate Interior, Mechanical, Re-roof and Repair / Restore Exterior Walls
  • 2001 Phase II Renovations—Ramps, Rails and Landing for Handicapped Accessibility
  • 2008 Site Work, Addition of New Amphitheater and Exterior Amenities

Historic Preservation

Constructed during winter of 1886-87 by Wheeler & Parks, Boston, MA. It was the oldest plant in Florida operating over 100 years until 1996, providing over 1,000,000 gal a day for domestic, manufacturing and extinguishing fires. Fifty-nine hydrants were connected to the fire system. Significant for fire protection since the Great Fire of 1884 destroyed the major business section of town. Site is being used currently for Environmental Education Center including agricultural and Natural History Museum. Water Works was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

Palatka water works sign