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Cochituate Aqueduct, Brookline Reservoir Gatehouse, Boylston & Warren Streets, Brookline, Norfolk County, MA



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Location
Boylston & Warren Streets, Brookline, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-32
Building/structure dates: 1848 initial construction
Significance: The Cochituate Aqueduct was Boston's first major water supply conduit. Completed in 1848, the 15-mile conduit from Lake Cochituate to the Brookline Reservoir was linked to cast iron pipes at this gatehouse. Of all the surviving structures on the aqueduct, the gatehouse was the most architecturally elaborate. Granite quoins, a heavy belt course, and a gable pediment frame the two-story street facade of the granite ashlar building.

Subjects
Stone Buildings (granite)
Water Supply
Gatehouses


Related Names
Jervis, John B.
Chesborough, E. S.
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Stott, Peter, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING FRONT ELEVATION OF GATEHOUSE.
2. GENERAL VIEW OF GATEHOUSE ON RESERVIOR SIDE.


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