Fairmount Water Works

Fairmount Water Works (HM1K8Y)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19130 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 58.144', W 75° 11.077'

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Centerpiece of Philadelphia's water system, 1815-1909. The neoclassical buildings, designed by Frederick Graff and Frederic Graff, Jr., concealed huge machines that pumped Schuylkill River water to a reservoir above, whence it flowed to the city. Power was originally supplied by Oliver Evans' high-pressure steam engine, the largest of its day. After 1821 the pumps were driven by breast wheels; after 1851, by turbines.
HM NumberHM1K8Y
Year Placed1997
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 484234 N 4424340
Decimal Degrees39.96906667, -75.18461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.144', W 75° 11.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 8.64" N, 75° 11' 4.62" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 717, 484, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Waterworks Dr, Philadelphia PA 19130, US
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