Centre Square Water Works

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00448
Title: Centre Square Water Works
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Centre Square Water Works at Broad & Market Streets. Designed by Benjamin Latrobe in 1801, the marble structure was used as the water distribution tank until 1829, when it was torn down. Shown is the eastern front of the pump house with the fountain of the Spirit of the Schuylkill, carved by William Rush. A covered wagon stands on the road nearby.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.6
Creator Name: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
Rush, William, 1756-1833
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler