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Home > Massachusetts > Brookline > Boston Water Works, Fisher Hill Reservoir & Gatehouse, Fisher Avenue, Brookline, Norfolk County, MA



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B&W Photos
General View Of The Gatehouse
HB551393
General View Of The Gatehouse


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Item Title


Location
Fisher Avenue, Brookline, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-50
Building/structure dates: 1887 initial construction
Significance: The Fisher Hill reservoir was built in 1887 to the designs of city architect Arthur Vinal, who also designed the High Service Pumping Station, a few hundred yards distant in Brighton, at the same time. The reservoir was supplied from the new pumping station. The reservoir is rectangular in shape, 500 feet by 295 feet, and has a capacity of 15 million gallons. The gate chamber, approximately 27 feet square and 26 feet high, is of brick with trimmings of Longmeadow sandstone. Neither the reservoir nor the gatehouse is now in use.

Subjects
Water Supply
Stone Buildings
Reservoirs


Related Names
Vinal , Arthur
Boston Water Works
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Hawley, Monica E., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. General view of the Gatehouse


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