The Pond

The Pond (HMZLC)

Location: Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Forsyth County
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N 36° 6.63', W 80° 14.78'

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At the turn of the 20th century, Winston's water reservoir was located at the top of Trade Street Hill, where Eighth and Trade Streets intersected. Disaster struck in the early morning hours of November 2, 1904, when people in the neighborhood were awakened by a loud thud and shudders "like an earthquake." The entire north wall of the reservoir had collapsed. An estimated 800,000-1,400,000 gallons of water rushed into the neighborhood, destroying houses, killing nine people and injuring many others. It is said that a city official looking over the flooded area remarked that it looked "like a pond," and the name has been associated with the area since that day. The reservoir collapse remains the most tragic day of Winston and Salem's history.
Year Placed2006
Placed ByWinston-Salem Historic Marker Program
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 8:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 567831 N 3996467
Decimal Degrees36.11050000, -80.24633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 6.63', W 80° 14.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 6' 37.80" N, 80° 14' 46.80" W
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Area Code(s)336
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1283-1299 N Trade St, Winston-Salem NC 27101, US
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