Main Sewerage Pumping Station

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Main Sewerage Pumping Station
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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