Chemical Building, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant

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Chemical Building, Field's Point Wastewater Treatment Facility
Fields Point Chemical House.jpg
Chemical Building, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant is located in Rhode Island
Chemical Building, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°47′40″N 71°23′26″W / 41.79444°N 71.39056°W / 41.79444; -71.39056Coordinates: 41°47′40″N 71°23′26″W / 41.79444°N 71.39056°W / 41.79444; -71.39056
Built 1900
Architect Office of City Engineer,Providence
Architectural style Late Victorian, Other
Governing body State
MPS Public Works and Utilities-Sewage Treatment Facilities in Providence, 1895-1935 TR
NRHP Reference # 88003106[1]
Added to NRHP January 13, 1989

The Chemical Building, Field's Point Wastewater Treatment Facility is an historic wastewater treatment building on Ernest Street at Field's Point in Providence, Rhode Island. Built in 1900-01, it is one of the two oldest buildings at Providence's main sewage treatment facility. It is a 2-1/2 story brick structure measuring 103 feet (31 m) by 38 feet (12 m). The long facades are divided into 9 bays, separated by brick piers. When originally built, the structure had a concrete first floor, a wooden second floor, and a loft area accessed by catwalks, and was used to hold and deliver chemicals used to neutralize the wastewater arriving via the Ernest Street Sewage Pumping Station. In the 1930s the plant was converted to use an active sludge process, and the interior of the building was altered to be a single large chamber.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Chemical Building, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-09.