Waterworks Building - Washington, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 33.619 W 091° 00.593
15S E 673397 N 4269863
Front is facing train tracks, access through the park.
Waymark Code: WMYWRK
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 08/03/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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County of marker: Franklin County
Location of marker: 1 Elbert St.,in Riverfront Park, Washington
Erected by: Washington Historic Preservation Society

Marker Text:

This building was erected by the Interstate Gas and Waterworks Company. The building served not only as a pumping station for Washington water supply but also as the home of the proprietor.

History of Mark:
"One of Missouri's few rivertowns which still retains an orientation to the river, Washington survives with riverfront blocks which include all of the industrial buildings, two depots, an electric power plant, a waterworks, and an underground reservoir.

COMMERCE/INDUSTRY (c.1855 - 1940):
Encompassing Washington's Central Business District and industrial riverfront strip, the District includes almost all of the city's historic commercial and industrial properties which together provided the economic base for its growth and prosperity.

" ... More fully developed styles, however, may be found in such buildings as the Queen Anne terra cotta-trimmed, Waterworks Building of 1888 at 1 West Front ... designed by St. Louis architect Theodore Link ...

"Modern improvements in municipal services additionally included a waterworks plant of 1888 at the foot of Jefferson Street (Photo tt32), a sewage system, and regular street and gutter cleaning."
~ NRHP Nomintaion Form

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