Balch and Lippert, Architects
— 1917 —Nichols Station is significant for its role in the advancement of water works technology and the public works history of Madison. The design introduced a steam operated pumping system, a turning point in water works technology which replaced the artesian well system. The new station was equipped with two Allis-Chalmers steam-driven pumping units of eight-million gallons per day capacity each. One of these pumps remains in place. Elements of the Prairie style used on this building were adopted system-wide and appear on most of Madison's subsequent water works buildings.
|Series||This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Madison Landmarks Commission series|
|Placed By||The Madison Landmarks Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:25pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 305995 N 4772510|
|Decimal Degrees||43.08050000, -89.38325000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 4.83', W 89° 22.995'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 4' 49.80" N, 89° 22' 59.70" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 300-398 N Franklin St, Madison WI 53703, US|
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