Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Water Tower

The water tower sits atop the former J. B. White's Department Store, founded in 1874. It was one of the first department stores in the country and for many years the leading department store in Augusta. Located on Augusta's Broad Street, the last downtown store, which opened in 1925, was closed in 1978 when it was replaced with a new store at the mall. The store remained empty for nearly 30 years until a project to redevelop the building into condominiums, retail and office space was begun. Unfortunately, the project is only partially completed.

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