Nichols Station

Nichols Station (HMX7K)

Location: Madison, WI 53703 Dane County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 4.83', W 89° 22.995'

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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.

Designated October 25, 1993
HM NumberHMX7K
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Madison Landmarks Commission series
Marker Number110
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Madison Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 305995 N 4772510
Decimal Degrees43.08050000, -89.38325000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.83', W 89° 22.995'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 49.80" N, 89° 22' 59.70" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 N Franklin St, Madison WI 53703, US
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