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Hondius Water Line, 1.6 miles Northwest of Park headquarters building , Estes Park, Larimer County, CO



B&W Photos

HB235872
Intake Channel Looking Northeast; Water From Beaver Brook Enters The Intake Channel Here.

HB235873
Settling Tank Extension, Southeast Side.

HB235874
Settling Tank, Overflow Ditch, Northeast Side; Overflow Ditch Returned Excess Water To Beaver Brook.

HB235875
Irrigation Ditch Leading From Gate 5 To Hondius' Fields

HB235876
Storage Shed, Southeast Side.

HB235877
Storage Shed Door Detail, South Front.

HB235878
Springhouse, Southwest Side; Note Broken Granite Foundation From Surrounding Hillsides.

HB235879

HB235880

HB235881

HB235882

HB235883

HB235884

HB235885

HB235886

HB235887

HB235888


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Item Title


Location
1.6 miles Northwest of Park headquarters building, Estes Park vicinity, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
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...

Subjects
Pipelines


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
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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