It’s time to vote in the #ELGLKnope Sweet Sixteen! Read about this matchup, and then submit your vote! One vote per email address, please. We’ll tally the votes and will post the next round of matchups on Tuesday!
Baltimore Public Works Museum
751 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
- Three words to describe Baltimore Public Works Museum: Historic
- Why are you nominating Baltimore Public Works Museum: Built in 1912, this facility continues to operate as a pumping station to the City’s main sewage treatment plant. Part of the facility is set up as a museum to all the public works services that the City has provided its citizens since the City was incorporated in 1797.
Sides Road Water Tank
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27106
- Three words to describe Sides Road Water Tank: Artistic
- Why are you nominating Sides Road Water Tank: The Sides Road Water Tank hosts a mural is named “A Morning on the Yadkin River.” The mural, painted/designed by Florida based artist known as Daas, depicts an American River Otter. Otters are native to the Yadkin River which serves as the main source of water for the region. The mural was created through a public/private partnership with the Lidl grocery chain, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities, and the Winston-Salem Public Art Commission. It is visible to approximately 25,000 drivers every day, bringing attention to our water resources and what they mean to our city. Finally, the water tank is being nominated because it’s absolutely adorable – not a fact, but a very, very strong opinion.
- Anything else to share? This links to a really fun time-lapse video of the otter being painted: