Main Sewerage Pumping Station

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Main Sewerage Pumping Station
Washington DC Main Sewerage Pumping Station East side.jpg
East side of the pumping station
Main Sewerage Pumping Station is located in Washington, D.C.
Main Sewerage Pumping Station
Location 125 O Street, SE
Washington, D.C.
United States
Coordinates 38°52′26″N 77°0′12″W / 38.87389°N 77.00333°W / 38.87389; -77.00333Coordinates: 38°52′26″N 77°0′12″W / 38.87389°N 77.00333°W / 38.87389; -77.00333
Built 1907
Architectural style Beaux Arts
NRHP Reference # 12000297
Added to NRHP May 24, 2012

The Main Sewerage Pumping Station or simply Main Pumping Station located at 125 O Street, SE in the Southeast Quadrant of Washington, D.C. on the Anacostia River between the Washington Navy Yard and Nationals Park.

History[edit]

It is a historic 2-1/2-story brick building built 1904-1907 in the Beaux Arts style with Renaissance Revival features. The exterior is of reddish-brown brick with stone decoration, and the structure is formed of steel and concrete. It was influenced by the City Beautiful Movement of city-planning popular in the early 20th century.[1]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 24, 2012. It continues in use as a sewerage pumping station and is manned continuously throughout the year.[2]

North side of the pumping station 
South side of the pumping station 


References[edit]

  1. ^ HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW BOARD STAFF REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION, DC Planning Board, accessed May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ Sanitary Sewer System, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, accessed May 31, 2012.

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