Friday, October 29, 2010

64. Pump Station

Built in 1894, the pumping station, which is named Elsinore Arch was built by Samuel Hannaford & Sons. The city needed a station to control the flow of water from the top of the reservoir to the city and wanted a design that fit into the surrounding park. After seeing, “Hamlet” at Music Hall, the Water Works director came up with the design for the pumping station from the stage set replica of Kronberg Castle. This castle design not only served as the pumping station for the city’s water supply but also serves as the entrance to Eden Park.

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