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Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fairhaven Pump House

 
 
Fairhaven Pump House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
1. Fairhaven Pump House Marker
Inscription.
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
Fairhaven Pump House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
2. Fairhaven Pump House and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 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.)
 
Categories. Natural ResourcesNotable Buildings
 
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
3. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
Scribner’s Water Tower, located at 17th Street and Chester Avenue, supplied the residents of Bakersfield with water, circa 1895.

Lower Photo:
The Fairhaven Pump House is its original location at 3105 Fairhaven Drive in 1979.
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
4. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
A water pump house and reservoir, circa 1900.

Lower Photo:
This historic structure was moved to the museum in two pieces in 1982.
Fairhaven Pump House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
5. Fairhaven Pump House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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