Sligo Creek Waterworks

Sligo Creek Waterworks (HM1EGN)

Location: Takoma Park, MD 20912 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 59.186', W 77° 0.287'

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The Dam and building foundations seen here are the remains of the Sligo Creek Waterworks which served the town of Takoma from 1900 to 1930. At times, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Kensington and Bethesda also received water from this plant until these expanding communities outgrew its capacity. The dam, a filtration plant and pumper at this location, together with a 140-foot water tower on Ethan Allen Avenue comprised the complete waterworks. The town of Takoma sold the facility in 1919 to the Washington Suburban Sanitary commission which operated it until its abandonment in 1930. During its thirty year history the capacity of the plant increased from approximately 100, 000 to 720, 000 gallons daily.
The Maryland-National Capital
Park and Planning Commission
Department of Parks
Placed ByThe Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Department of Parks
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 2:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326361 N 4317182
Decimal Degrees38.98643333, -77.00478333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.186', W 77° 0.287'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 11.16" N, 77° 0' 17.22" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7911 Sligo Creek Pkwy, Takoma Park MD 20912, US
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