Sludge Press House, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant

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Sludge Press House, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant
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Sludge Press House, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant is located in Rhode Island
Sludge Press House, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°47′40″N 71°23′24″W / 41.79444°N 71.39000°W / 41.79444; -71.39000Coordinates: 41°47′40″N 71°23′24″W / 41.79444°N 71.39000°W / 41.79444; -71.39000
Built 1901
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 # 88003104[1]
Added to NRHP January 13, 1989

The Sludge Press House, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant was an historic wastewater treatment facility building at Ernest Street at Fields Point, Rhode Island in Providence, Rhode Island. It was a two-story brick structure, located near the center of the Field's Point facility, just east of the Chemical Building. It was about 138 by 51 feet (42 m × 16 m) in size, with a hip roof, and was built 1899-1901 as part of Providence's first wastewater treatment system. It house the facilities used at the end of the treatment process by which remaining solids were dewatered and compressed before final disposal.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, at which time it was described as being in deteriorated condition.[1] It has since been demolished.

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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 Sludge Press House, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-29. 

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