Deer Island Pumping Station, Boston, Suffolk County, MA
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Survey number HAER MA-120
Significance: The Deer Island Pumping Station is significant as a component of the North Metropolitan Sewerage District, the first regional sewerage system in the Boston Metropolitan Area. The system and Pumping Station were built by the Metropolitan Sewerage Commission, one of the two earliest special district governments in the U.S. to address regional sewage problems. The sewage pumps and engines, designed, fabricated and installed by the Edward P. Allis Company, were early uses of a design later sold to other U.S. municipalities for sewage and drainage work.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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