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Hondius Water Line, 1.6 miles Northwest of Park headquarters building , Estes Park, Larimer County, CO
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1.6 miles Northwest of Park headquarters building, Estes Park vicinity, CO
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CO-85
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N496).
Significance: It is a symbol of the transition from agriculture to tourist-related industries in the Estes Park area which eventually culminated in the formation of Rocky Mountain National Park. Constructed and engineered by Pieter Hondius, Sr., the pipeline served as the primary water supply to the High Drive area from 1907-1996. The line represents a unique engineering design, climbing a 260' ridge at one point using advanced siphoning techniques...
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. INTAKE CHANNEL LOOKING NORTHEAST; WATER FROM BEAVER BROOK ENTERS THE INTAKE CHANNEL HERE.
12. SETTLING TANK EXTENSION, SOUTHEAST SIDE.
13. SETTLING TANK, OVERFLOW DITCH, NORTHEAST SIDE; OVERFLOW DITCH RETURNED EXCESS WATER TO BEAVER BROOK.
14. IRRIGATION DITCH LEADING FROM GATE 5 TO HONDIUS' FIELDS. LOOKING NORTHWEST.
15. STORAGE SHED, SOUTHEAST SIDE.
16. STORAGE SHED DOOR DETAIL, SOUTH FRONT.
17. SPRINGHOUSE, SOUTHWEST SIDE; NOTE BROKEN GRANITE FOUNDATION FROM SURROUNDING HILLSIDES.
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