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Yuma Main Street Water Treatment Plant, Jones Street at foot of Main Street, Yuma, Yuma County, AZ



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Item Title
Yuma Main Street Water Treatment Plant, Jones Street at foot of Main Street, Yuma, Yuma County, AZ

Location
Jones Street at foot of Main Street, Yuma, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AZ-33
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N105).
Building/structure dates: 1892 initial construction
Significance: Represent a largely intact example of an early water treatment plant utilizing settling reservoirs and slow sand filters. The historic value of the plant is furthered by the presence of the prototype Blaisdell Slow Sand Filter Washin g Machine, which is the last-known example of the machine in existence.

Subjects
Water Treatment Plants


Related Names
Blaisdell, Hiram W.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopy of photograph (original print located at Arizona Historical Society, Yuma, Arizona) Photographer unknown, circa 1890s. HORSE-DRAWN CART USED FOR DELIVERING WATER.
2. Photocopy of photograph (original print located at Arizona Historical Society, Yuma, Arizona) Photographer: J. Notman, Boston, circa 1890s. PORTRAIT OF HIRAM BLAISDELL.
3. Photocopy of photograph (original print located at Arizona Historical Society, Yuma, Arizona) Photographer unknown, circa 1915. 'FOURTH AVENUE PASSING THROUGH THE BLAISDELL DELVELOPMENT, 1915.'
4. Photocopy of photograph (original print located at Arizona Historical Society, Yuma, Arizona) Photographer unknown, circa 1893. INTERIOR VIEW OF YUMA WATER AND LIGHT COMPANY PLANT.
5. Photocopy of photograph (original print located at Arizona Historical Society, Yuma, Arizona) Photographer unknown, 1943. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
6. Photocopy of photograph (original print located in the private collection of Henry De Corse, Yuma, Arizona) Photographer unknown, March 4, 1949. 'AERIAL VIEW OF THE POWER AND WATER PLANT SITES.' VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST.
7. Photocopy of photograph (original print located in the private collection of Henry De Corse, Yuma, Arizona) Photographer unknown, April 4, 1949. 'SHOWS PROGRESS BEING MADE ON PIPING FOR COOLING SYSTEM FROM ENGINES TO SPRAY POND IN NO. 3 SETTLING BASIN. ALSO SHOWS STEEL ERECTORS STIFF-LEG MAST AND BOOM IN BACKGROUND.' VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST TOWARD SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 1.
8. Photocopy of photograph (original print located in the private collection of Henry De Corse, Yuma, Arizona) Photographer unknown, April 22, 1949. 'SPRAY POND PIPING BEING COMPLETED.' VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST INTO SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 3.
9. Photocopy of photograph (original print located in the private collection of Henry De Corse, Yuma, Arizona) Photographer unknown, SPring 1949. 'FLUSHING SAND AND SILT OUT OF NO. 1 SETTLING BASIN [RESERVOIR]. THIS IS AN ACCUMULATION OF ONE YEAR AND IS THE COARSER SAND AND SILT WHICH SETTLES OUT BEFORE FLOCCULATION.' VIEW LOOKING SOUTH.
10. Photocopy of photograph (original print located in the private collection of Emil Eger, photographer, Yuma, Arizona) Photographer: Emil Eger, October 18, 1950. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING EAST.
11. Photocopy of photograph (original print located in the private collection of Emil Eger, photographer, Yuma, Arizona) Photographer: Emil Eger, October 15, 1953. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST.
12. Photocopy of photograph (original negative located at Aerial Mapping Company, Phoenix, Arizona, Negative No. 90046) Photographer unknown, March 28, 1990. DIMENSION-CONTROLLED AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC MAP.
13. VIEW LOOKING NORTH TOWARD THE SOUTH END OF SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 1 (LEFT) AND REMNANT OF SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 2 (RIGHT). THE NONHISTORIC CHEMICAL BUILDING IS SEEN IN THE CENTER BACKGROUND. THE SOUTH WALL AND SOUTH BERM OF RESERVOIR NO. 2 WERE REMOVED CIRCA 1944. JONES STREET IS IN THE FOREGROUND.
14. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST TOWARD SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 3. THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 1 IS AT THE FAR LEFT. THE BLAISDELL SLOW SAND FILTER WASHING MACHINE IS SEEN AT THE RIGHT. THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD RESERVOIR IS SEEN ON THE HORIZON AT LEFT. JONES STREET IS IN THE FOREGROUND.
15. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST TOWARD WEST SIDE OF SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 1. THE BLAISDELL SLOW SAND FILTER WASHING MACHINE IS SEEN AT THE LEFT. MAIN STREET IS IN THE FOREGROUND.
16. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST INTO THE NORTH PORTION OF SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 2. SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 1 IS SEEN AT THE UPPER RIGHT. THE CONCRETE COLUMNS WERE ADDED IN 1944 TO SUPPORT FLOCCULATING EQUIPMENT.
17. VIEW LOOKING NORTH ALONG THE EAST SIDE OF SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 3. THE BLAISDELL SLOW SAND FILTER WASHING MACHINE IS SEEN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE RESERVOIR. THE CONCRETE COLUMNS (LEFT) AND THE CEMENT-ASBESTOS TROUGH (RIGHT) WERE ADDED CIRCA 1944.
18. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST. THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 3 IS AT THE FAR LEFT. THE CONCRETE COLUMNS WERE ADDED CIRCA 1944 AND SUPPORTED SPRAY EQUIPMENT. SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 2 (MODIFIED TO ACCOMODATE FLOCCULATION EQUIPMENT) IS AT THE FAR RIGHT.
19. VIEW LOOKING WEST. THE SOUTH END OF SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 3 AND JONES STREET ARE AT THE LEFT. SETTLING RESERVOIRS NO. 1 AND NO. 2 ARE AT THE FAR CENTER. THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 3 IS AT THE BOTTOM.
20. VIEW LOOKING EAST. THE NORTH WALL OF SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 3 IS AT THE LEFT. THE BLAISDELL SLOW SAND FILTER WASHING MACHINE IS SEEN AT THE UPPER LEFT AND SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 4 IS SEEN BEYOND THE EAST WALL OF SETTLING RESERVOIR NO. 3.


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