Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

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Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
High Service Pumping Station, Chestnut Hill, Sudbury Aqueduct.jpg
DirectorEric Peterson
OwnerMetropolitan Waterworks Museum Inc.
Public transit accessReservoir Disabled access or Chestnut Hill
Interactive map highlighting the location of the museum
Location2450 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, US
ArchitectArthur H. Vinal
Architectural style(s)Richardsonian Romanesque
Official name: Chestnut Hill High Service Pumping Station
DesignatedJanuary 18, 1990
Part ofChestnut Hill Reservoir Historic District
Reference no.89002271

The Waterworks Museum is a museum in the Chestnut Hill Waterworks building.

It used to be a pumping station of the Boston Metropolitan Waterworks[1] and it pumped up to a hundred million gallons of water each day.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Burkett, Meisha Hunter (18 October 2019). "Silent and Unseen: Stewardship of Water Infrastructural Heritage". Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage: 20–39. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-00268-8_2. ISBN 978-3-030-00267-1. The former Metropolitan Waterworks’ high-service pumping station in Boston (originated by Arthur Vinal, 1885–1887 and expanded by Edmund Wheelwright, 1897–98) was recently opened as the Waterworks Museum.
  2. Olia, Maria (2019-05-01). No Access Boston: Beantown's Hidden Treasures, Haunts, and Forgotten Places. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9781493035946.