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First Water Works Pump House - Brackenridge Park - San Antonio, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 29° 27.826 W 098° 28.172
14R E 551434 N 3259486
Quick Description: #22 Contributing structure on the NRHP Nomination Form.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/24/2019 6:29:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM11P7F
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 0

Long Description:
NRHP Nomination Form

"The one-story pump house stands to the right of the bridge. Designed to raise water to a reservoir approximately one mile southeast (beyond the park boundaries), the building is constructed of smooth-finished, cut limestone extracted from the city rock quarry a short distance to the south. Arches over doors and windows are of rusticated stone with central keystones. The low hipped roof is covered with corrugated metal. Tall wooden doors are set in the central entrance arch and there are double-hung wood sash windows on all elevations. A center column and beam support the pump house as it spans the river. The raceway exits into the river on the south side of the building. Stone rubble wing walls curve from the building along the river. The interior space is not partitioned and possibly was used as an office for the Water Works. This pump house is the oldest intact industrial building remaining in San Antonio."

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Brackenridge Park

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

3700 N St Mary's St San Antonio, TX 78212

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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