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Home > New York > Tarrytown > Old Croton Aqueduct, Mill River Waste Weir, U.S. Route 9 at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, Westchester County, NY



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B&W Photos
Aerial View Showing Aqueduct Right-of-way, With Waste Weir Visible In Background.
HB907298
Aerial View Showing Aqueduct Right-of-way, With Waste Weir Visible In Background.
Aerial View Showing Waste Weir At Mill River
HB907299
Aerial View Showing Waste Weir At Mill River
General View Looking East
HB907300
General View Looking East
General View Showing Entrance Facade Of Waste Weir.
HB907301
General View Showing Entrance Facade Of Waste Weir.
Interior View Showing Gate Operating Machinery
HB907302
Interior View Showing Gate Operating Machinery


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Location
U.S. Route 9 at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-113
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-22; FN-28).
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. AERIAL VIEW SHOWING AQUEDUCT RIGHT-OF-WAY, WITH WASTE WEIR VISIBLE IN BACKGROUND.
2. AERIAL VIEW SHOWING WASTE WEIR AT MILL RIVER. MILL RIVER CULVERT (HAER NY-112) IS VISIBLE IN UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER.
3. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING EAST. DISCHARGE OUTLET IS VISIBLE AT CENTER. WASTE WEIR BUILDING IS AT RIGHT.
4. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING ENTRANCE FACADE OF WASTE WEIR.
5. INTERIOR VIEW SHOWING GATE OPERATING MACHINERY. NOTE: MACHINERY IS NOT ORIGINAL.


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