Old Croton Aqueduct, Jewels Brook Culvert, Spanning Station Road, Irvington, Westchester County, NY
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Spanning Station Road, Irvington, NY
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER NY-114
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-23; FN-28).
Building/structure dates: 1838 initial construction
National Register Number: 74001324
Significance: The Old Croton Aqueduct is an outstanding example of 19th century civil engineering and was New York City's first municipal water project. In Irvington, the aqueduct not only had to cross Jewels Brook but also had to maintain grade through the valley and span a county road that could not be moved.
Jervis, John B.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. Photocopied October 1976, from F.B. Tower, Illistrations of the Croton Aqueduct, New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1843. CROTON AQUEDUCT AT JEWELS BROOK, PLATE XVI, PAGE 105.
2. AERIAL VIEW OF JEWELS BROOK CULVERT. LOOKING EAST.
3. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING EAST, SHOWING JEWELS BROOK ON LEFT AND STATION RD. ON RIGHT.
4. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTH SHOWING AQUEDUCT RIGHT-OF-WAY AT JEWELS BROOK.
5. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING WEST AT JEWELS BROOK. CULVERT IS OBSCURED BY TREES.
6. GENERAL VIEW AT JEWELS BROOK SHOWING ROADWAY ARCH (LEFT) AND ARCH SPANNING BROOK (RIGHT).
7. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING JEWELS BROOK AND THE CULVERT IT PASSES THROUGH.
8. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING ARCH THAT SPANS STATION RD.
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