Lancaster's Water Works Building -- Vacant
What was that building used for is a common question when one first observes it. It so happens that this 1800s water works building has a history of protecting the town of Lancaster, Kentucky during its early beginnings.
As a fairly young settlement in the 1800s there was a need for an organized effort to provide water to Lancaster for fighting fires. As a result a small nearby water reservoir in the countryside was put into use providing water to the pumps inside the water works building. From there the water was pulled up through the building's pumps and then out again -- pumping through a lone water main which traveled about a few miles into the town of Lancaster. There the water use was reserved for the early fire fighters of the town.
It now sits empty in a green space area -- providing beauty while still initiating queries from observers as to what the building was used for originally -- no markers identify it.
Deteriorating door frame and door.
Otherwise the building appears to be in fairly good shape.