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Gasworks Building - Northampton, MA, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 19.003 W 072° 37.950
18T E 695100 N 4687656
Quick Description: This cylindrical building is known as the gasworks building, and was once a gasometer within Northampton.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/26/2011 6:16:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMC54Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Toronar
Views: 12

Long Description:
In Northampton, behind Norhtampton City Hall, is a complex building with a cylindrical portion. This building, now used as a commercial or residence, is known as the Gasworks Building or the Gas Co. Roundhouse.

The building is made of brick and currently has several windows. There are at least three entrances - one at parking lot level, one, off to one side that is a few feet below street level, and one off the back. There are other entrances off the other part of the building. The cylindrical portion has a conical roof, which is topped by a weathervane that has the word "Gas" incorporated into the design.

The door out to the parking lot has a plaque by it. It states:

"The Gasworks

Built in 1856 as a gas holder and gas processing facility for the city of Northampton - restored in in 1986 by Robert C. Curran, Civil Engineer and native of Northampton. It is one of seven such existing structures in the U.S. and its restoration has brought statewide recognition.

The gasworks was his last and most cherished project.
This plaque is placed in his memory

Robert C. Curran
1933 - 1987"

Additional Information:

Web Site About the Gasworks - TIA Architects
(visit link)
Usage: In use

Type of gasometer: Rigid waterless

Building year: 1856

Shape of the gasometer: Cylinder

Hight: 30 ft

What year usage ended!: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Take at least one picture of the gasometer. The angle of the photo can be different from the original. Tell about your visit.
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