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Lake Whitney Water Filtration Plant, Armory Street Pumphouse, North side of Armory Street between Edgehill Road & Whitney Avenue, Hamden, New Haven County, CT

Lake Whitney Water Filtration Plant, Armory Street Pumphouse, North side of Armory Street between Edgehill Road & Whitney Avenue, Hamden, New Haven County, CT

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Summary

Significance: This pump station represents a novel engineering solution to a problem. Reduced water supplies forced partial conversion to a more efficient pumping system. The station was originally built to supplement a water powered pumping system. The station was originally built to supplement a water powered pumping system. In 1899 it became the primary pumping facility. It is architecturally significant as an adaptation of the Italianate style to industrial use.
Survey number: HAER CT-186-B
Building/structure dates: 1870 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1934-1935 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Lavalley, M Pilar, transmitter
Elliot, Joseph, photographer
Grzywacz, Robert W, historian
Stewart, Robert C, historian
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Location

Hamden (Conn.)41.39183, -72.89781
Google Map of 41.3918308, -72.8978095
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html