Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Fairhaven Pump House
Access to adequate water supplies was crucial to the settlement of Kern County.
Water from the Kern River was diverted to irrigate farmlands, but most towns relied on wells for drinking water.
The Fairhaven Water Company built this structure in 1921 to house a well and pump located in the middle of the intersection of Fairhaven Drive and East Drive northwest of Bakersfield.
The Fairhaven Water Company provided water to residential and commercial customers until 1981 when the California Water Service Company acquired this district.
Chuck Mandell donated this building to the Kern County Museum in 1982.
Erected by Kern County Museum.
Location. 35° 23.546′ N, 119° 1.311′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located at the Chapel Green section of Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Weill House (a few steps from this marker); Norris School (within shouting distance of this marker); Gazebo Saint John's Episcopal Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Bena Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Joss House (within shouting distance of this marker); Havilah Courier (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bakersfield.
Also see . . . Kern County Museum - Fairhaven Pump House. (Submitted on December 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
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