Photo, Print, Drawing 1. Cover sheet - Fairmount Waterworks, East bank of Schuylkill River, Aquarium Drive, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA Drawings from Survey HAER PA-51

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About this Item

Title
Fairmount Waterworks, East bank of Schuylkill River, Aquarium Drive, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
Contributor Names
Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry
Graff, Frederick
Birkenbine, Henry P M
Cooley, Ariel
Davis, John
Evans, Oliver
Merrick & Towne
Richards, Samuel
Weymouth Forge
Philadelphia Water Department
Rush, William
Mars Works
Oakes, Thomas
Bromley, Drury
Reeve & Lewis
Rush & Muhlenberg
Kemble, William
West Point Foundry
Morris, Levi
Schuylkill Navigation Company
I. P. Morris & Company
Heston, Edward
Ogdin, Samuel
Geyelin, Emile E
West Engine Company of Norristown
Fairmount Park Commission
Smith, Jonas
Briggs, William
Lewis, Joseph S
McFadden, William H
Philadelphia Water Department, sponsor
Graham, J Todd, field team
Holin, Maryjoel, field team
Junior League of Philadelphia, sponsor
Cary, Brian, transmitter
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Gibson, Jane Mork, historian
Coelos, Kathleen M, delineator
McCauley, Hugh j, delineator
Doo, Peter C, delineator
Longnecker, H Reed, delineator
Brey, M Cynthia, delineator
Ganelin, Susan Stein, historian
Anderson, Richard K, Jr, delineator
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1968
Subject Headings
-  waterworks
-  stone buildings
-  octagonal buildings
-  civil engineering
-  historic sites
-  water supply
-  water power
-  hydraulic engineering
-  building deterioration
-  Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Latitude / Longitude
39.965853,-75.183423
Notes
-  See also HABS PA-1654 for additional documentation.
-  Significance: The Fairmount Water Works is perhaps the premier example of early nineteenth-century American industrial architecture. It was built to supply Philadelphia with a reliable source of fresh water. During its operational life the Fairmount Water Works employed a wide variety of hydraulic technologies including steam engines, wooden and cast iron breast wheels, and iron water turbines. Known as the "Mecca of hydraulic engineers" the Fairmount Water Works greatly influenced subsequent municipal water works development throughout the United States.
-  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-2
-  Survey number: HAER PA-51
-  Building/structure dates: 1814- 1815 Initial Construction
-  Building/structure dates: 1821- 1822 Subsequent Work
-  Building/structure dates: 1860- 1862 Subsequent Work
-  Building/structure dates: 1867- 1872 Subsequent Work
-  Building/structure dates: 1909- 1911 Subsequent Work
-  Building/structure dates: ca. 1950 Subsequent Work
-  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 76001662
Medium
Photo(s): 162
Color Transparencies: 12
Measured Drawing(s): 36
Data Page(s): 203
Photo Caption Page(s): 13
Call Number/Physical Location
HAER PA,51-PHILA,328-
Source Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
pa0837
Rights Advisory
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
Language
English
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 162 | Color Transparencies: 12 | Measured Drawing(s): 36 | Data Page(s): 203 | Photo Caption Page(s): 13

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Frederick Graff, Henry P M Birkenbine, Ariel Cooley, John Davis, Oliver Evans, et al., Boucher, Jack E, photographer. Fairmount Waterworks, East bank of Schuylkill River, Aquarium Drive, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA. Pennsylvania Philadelphia Philadelphia County, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/pa0837/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, C., Latrobe, B. H., Graff, F., Birkenbine, H. P. M., Cooley, A., Davis, J. [...] Anderson, R. K., Boucher, J. E., photographer. (1968) Fairmount Waterworks, East bank of Schuylkill River, Aquarium Drive, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA. Pennsylvania Philadelphia Philadelphia County, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/pa0837/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al., photographer by Boucher, Jack E. Fairmount Waterworks, East bank of Schuylkill River, Aquarium Drive, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/pa0837/>.

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