East Boston Pumping Station, Chelsea Street at Chelsea Creek, Boston, Suffolk County, MA
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Chelsea Street at Chelsea Creek, Boston, MA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER MA-65
Building/structure dates: 1895 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1908 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1911 subsequent work
Significance: The station's three horizontal triple expansion Corliss engines, built by Allis Company, Milwaukee, are the only surviving examples of this once popular engine.
Metropolitan Sewage Commission
Gray, Arthur F.
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Lebovich, Bill, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. South (front) facade and east end
2. North facade and west end as seen from Chelsea Street Bridge. Chelsea Creek is in the foreground.
3. Engine room, east wall, view showing suction target on right, and discharge target on left
4. Engine room, east end looking east toward engine #4 (Enterprise Diesel; reduction gear in foreground; in left rear, two D.C. generators with Ames Ironworks horizontal engine and sturtevant vertical engine
5. Engine room, general view looking east, engine #2 in foreground (1895, now cannibalized for parts), engine #3 is in the background
6. Engine room, view looking west from east end of room, engine #4 (enterprise diesel) on left, Ames Ironworks horizontal engine and sturtevant vertical engine on right, and engine #3 to the rear
7. Engine room, horizontal corliss (engine #3), taken from east
8. Engine room, horizontal corliss (engine #3), taken from northeast
9. Engine room, horizontal corliss (engine #3), taken from southwest
10. Engine room, horizontal corliss (engine #3), view in well showing detail of thrust bearing and vertical shaft, taken from northwest
11. Engine room, horizontal corliss (engine #3). view in well showing close-up detail of thrust bearing, taken from southwest
12. Engine room, horizontal corliss (engine #3), view looking down into well from landing
13. Engine room, view of Ames aniflow (engine #1). 4 cylinder-1953, centrifuge oil separator in foreground, doorway to machine shop on right in background, taken from southeast
14. Screen room, west end of building, view looking southeast showing bar screens
15. Machine shop, general view looking northeast
16. Boiler room, view looking east showing three, four pass horizontal Cleaver Brooks Package Boilers, 1-150 H.P. and 2-200 H.P., 6900 lbs/hour and 5175 lbs/hour, 200 PSI
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