Friday, September 16, 2011
Castle In The Clouds
The Forbes Hill Standpipe, made of steel and uncoursed Quincy granite is the closest Quincy gets to a medieval French chateaux. The Forbes Hill Reservoir and standpipe were built by the Metropolitan (Boston) Water Board in 1900, to supply the City of Quincy after it joined the Water System in 1897. Pipes from Chestnut Hill fed the Reservoir and standpipe, which then supplied the surrounding town by gravity. The standpipe was taken out of service in 1955 and the reservoir filled in some years before, following a drowning. You can see another view of it here.
Happy Skywatch Friday!
A late winter snowstorm named "Stella" is due to bear down on the Northeast Tuesday!
[click image to enlarge] After the Greek Revival period, Quincy followed the national trend of building a majority of its churches in the Go...
After today's snowfall, the sky took on a watercolor glow of pink, purple and blue. It was a winter wonderland once again.