Hand Dug Well from the 1880s3D ModelNoAI
This hand dug and brick-lined well is part of the landmarked Moseley Homestead (National Register of Historic Places) site. The history, unique vernacular architecture, and preserved setting is today surrounded by urban environment and is preserved by the Timberly Trust as part of the life wishes of Julia Winifred Moseley. Julia was born at the home 101 years ago, and still resides there today. She is the graddaughter of author and artist Julia Daniels Moseley and pioneer Chicago watchmaker and inventor, Charles Scott Moseley. The well sits to the west of the main house and dates to the c. 1882 Moseley settling of the property. It produces water that gained a reputation for being sweet and cool, and the proximity to the main trail to Tampa, brought many travelers to the property and offered a welcome respite for caravans and military personnel heading to Fort Brooke and Fort Meade further inland.