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Lake Roland Dam, Gatehouse, Spanning outlet of Lake Roland near Woodbridge Roa, Towson, Baltimore County, MD



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Item Title


Location
Spanning outlet of Lake Roland near Woodbridge Roa, Towson vicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-81-A
Significance: The Lake Roland Water Supply Project was the first attempt by the City of Baltimore to establish a city-wide water supply system. The dam, spillway and gatehouse are the surviving elements of the system which provided a supply of water to the city from 1861 to 1915. The Lake Roland Water Supply Project is significant as one of the first municipal waterworks in the State of Maryland and as one of the first sites in the United States used for testing hypochlorite water treatment processes.

Subjects
Gatehouses
Stone Buildings (limestone)


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GATEHOUSE, FRONT AND SOUTHWEST SIDES, VIEW NORTH
2. GATEHOUSE, FRONT SIDE, VIEW NORTHWEST
3. GATEHOUSE, DETAIL OF CORNICE, FRONT SIDE
4. GATEHOUSE, FRONT AND NORTHEAST SIDES, VIEW WEST
5. GATEHOUSE, SOUTHWEST SIDE, VIEW NORTHEAST
6. GATEHOUSE, SOUTHWEST SIDE, DETAIL OF DETERIORATED CORNICE
7. GATEHOUSE, INTERIOR, REAR WALL, VIEW NORTHWEST
8. GATEHOUSE, INTERIOR, DETAIL OF ROOF FRAMING, VIEW SOUTHEAST
9. GATEHOUSE, INTERIOR, COUNTERSHAFT WHICH HELD BELT ATTACHED TO ENGINE FOR HYPOCHLORITE MIXER, VIEW EAST
10. GATEHOUSE, INTERIOR, HYPOCHLORITE MIXER, VIEW SOUTH


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