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Willow Street Sanitation Complex, Houston, Harris County, TX



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Houston, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3398
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N143).
Building/structure dates: 1902 initial construction
0.1994
Significance: The Willow Street Sanitation Complex was constructed in 1902 for $250,000 according to plans prepared by consulting engineer Alexander Potter. The property acquired by the city for the pump station was the original site of the sawmill owned by Augusta C. and John Kirby Allen, the founders of Houston. Situated on the east bank of White Oak Bayou, it was the city's first sewage treatment plant. Serving the densely populated northside with sewage lines brought under White Oak Bayou as well as the fifth ward to the east, the pumps lifted the effluent to gravity discharge lines that fed drying beds one and one half miles to the northeast...

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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