: This is a photograph showing a reservoir, which is a lake used to store water. The description beneath the photograph reads: "Wall at West End of Grand Reservoir| Celina, O." The attached description located on the back of the page reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 28.| GRAND RESERVOIR WALL.| Wall at west end of Grand Reservoir at Celina, Ohio. A public highway parallels the lake at this point. Said wall does not have any hand rail, the lack of which is a menace to traffic. The department recommends the construction of a pipe hand rail along the entire length of this wall." This photograph is part of a series taken by the Board of the Ohio Department of Public Works to document the disrepair of the infrastructure of the Ohio and Erie Canal and Miami-Erie Canal systems in 1916, showing the physical condition of each structure. The Ohio Department of Public Works is one of the oldest departments of state government in continuous existence. Among its other duties, this department was charged with maintenance and administration of the Ohio & Erie and Miami-Erie Canals. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA936AV_B01_028 Subjects
: Waterworks; Bridges; Canals; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development Places
: Celina (Ohio); Mercer County (Ohio)