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James River & Kanawha Canal, Pumphouse, Richmond, Independent City, VA



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Location
Pumphouse, Richmond, VA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER VA-34
Building/structure dates: 1883 initial construction
Significance: The 1883 pumphouse replaced an earlier one which pumped water to the reservoir above. The two-story stone building consists of a long central block with flanking cross pavilions which project slightly at either end of the long facades. The basement area once housed the pumping machinery and the large open room above was used for many of the city's social events. Offices and twin curving stairs flank these two large rooms. Details of this structure include a slate roof with iron cresting and reinforced concrete window arcade on both sides of the social hall.

Subjects
Halls
Pump Houses


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF PUMPHOUSE FROM NORTH
2. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTH WALL, LOOKING EAST
3. GENERAL VIEW OF SOUTHWEST END OF NORTH SIDE OF PUMPHOUSE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
4. DETAIL VIEW OF EAST END OF STAIRCASE
5. GENERAL VIEW OF PUMP ROOM, LOOKING EAST. PUMPS HAVE BEEN REMOVED
6. GENERAL VIEW OF EAST END OF SPIRAL IRON STAIR TO CATWALK
7. GENERAL VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE OF SECOND FLOOR, LOOKING EAST
8. DETAIL VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE OF SECOND FLOOR, LOOKING EAST
9. GENERAL VIEW OF NORTH SIDE OF SECOND FLOOR, LOOKING EAST
10. 3/4 VIEW, LOOKING EAST, OF DOWN LENGTH OF SOUTH WALL
11. VIEW OF NEW HYDROELECTRIC OPERATING PLANT


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