Eden Park Stand Pipe

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Eden Park Stand Pipe
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Eden Park Stand Pipe is located in Ohio
Eden Park Stand Pipe
Location Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio
Coordinates 39°7′2″N 84°29′25″W / 39.11722°N 84.49028°W / 39.11722; -84.49028Coordinates: 39°7′2″N 84°29′25″W / 39.11722°N 84.49028°W / 39.11722; -84.49028
Area less than one acre
Built 1894
Architect Samuel Hannaford & Sons, and the David Hummel Construction Company
Architectural style Late and Eclectic Victorian
Governing body Local
MPS Samuel Hannaford and Sons TR in Hamilton County
NRHP Reference # 80003048[1]
Added to NRHP March 3, 1980

Eden Park Standpipe is an ornate historic standpipe standing on the high ground of Eden Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. The standpipe is a form of water tower common the late 19th century.[2] It was listed in the National Register on March 3, 1980.

The standpipe, completed in 1894 by the firm of Cincinnati architect Samuel Hannaford, stands at 172 feet (52 m) tall. It was built to provide sufficient water pressure for the neighborhood of Walnut Hills, Cincinnati. The standpipe held water pumped into it from the Ohio River by means of the neighboring Eden Park Station No. 7.[3] Water flowed out of it into two 24-inch (610 mm) and one 36-inch (910 mm) mains.[4] However, as the city grew ever outward and newer water towers were built, the old standpipe was rendered obsolete and it was discontinued from service in 1916.[5] A public observation deck that once operated is no longer accessible to visitors.[6]

A copper spire that adorned the turret was removed in 1943 for a war scrap drive.[7] The structure is now used by the City as a communications tower.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "The Watertowers". Built St. Louis. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Nancy A. Recchie & Jeffrey T. Darbee (Oct 6, 2010). "Cincinnati Parks and Parkways". Arcadia Publishing. p. 27. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  4. ^ Cincinnati (Ohio). Commissioners of Waterworks (1909). "Report to the Board of Trustees, "Commissioners of Waterworks" of Cincinnati, Ohio". Ebbert & Richardson Company, printers. p. 20. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  5. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1943). "Cincinnati, a Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors". p. 279. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  6. ^ Nancy A. Recchie & Jeffrey T. Darbee (Oct 6, 2010). "Cincinnati Parks and Parkways". Arcadia Publishing. p. 30. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  7. ^ Smiddy, Betty Ann (2006). "Samuel Hannaford & Sons". Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Eden Park". Cincinnati Park Board. Retrieved 26 March 2014.