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Home > New York > Ossining > Old Croton Aqueduct, Northern Waste Weir, Snowden Avenue & Van Wick Street, Ossining, Westchester County, NY



B&W Photos
Exterior View Looking North, Showing Waste Weir At Ossining.
HB906964
Exterior View Looking North, Showing Waste Weir At Ossining.
Exterior View Looking South
HB906965
Exterior View Looking South
Exterior View Detailing Masonry Construction.
HB906966
Exterior View Detailing Masonry Construction.
Exterior View Looking East
HB906967
Exterior View Looking East


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Item Title


Location
Snowden Avenue & Van Wick Street, Ossining, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-109
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-29).
Building/structure dates: 1840 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. The waste weir formed an integral part of the aqueduct system, by stopping or diverting water in the system. It also served as a ventilator.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Aqueducts
Hydraulic Engineering


Related Names
Jervis, John B.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR VIEW LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING WASTE WEIR AT OSSINING.
2. EXTERIOR VIEW LOOKING SOUTH. AQUEDUCT RUNS UNDERGROUND BENEATH STRUCTURE.
3. EXTERIOR VIEW DETAILING MASONRY CONSTRUCTION.
4. EXTERIOR VIEW LOOKING EAST. WATER IN THE AQUEDUCT CAN CAN BE DIVERTED AT THE WASTE WEIR TO BE DISCHARGED INTO THE CULVERT IN FOREGROUND.


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