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Circa Date

circa 1875

Subject Date

circa 1875

Description

The Bangor Water Works were built in 1875-76 following a State act to supply Bangor with a reliable source of clear water and confront the constant problem of sewage. The Water Works, which also contained a dam, was designed as a source of power and transportation as much as of drinking water, and the $154,000 project included a wheelhouse, sluice, and fishway. The pumping house in the photograph was designed by the Holly Manufacturing Company of Lockport, New York, and shows a four-story tall steam stack in the background.

Note: This image was scanned by a student at William S. Cohen.

Collection Name

Vickery Stereo Photo Collection

Keywords

Waterworks, Pump House, buildings, Bangor Hydroelectric power, Water districts, Penobscot River

Location

Bangor, Penobscot County, ME

Medium

stereo photo, stereograph

Dimensions

9 x 17.5 cm

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Keywords

Waterworks, Pump House, buildings, Bangor Hydroelectric power, Water districts, Penobscot River

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