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Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rochester Water Works

Highland Reservoir

 

— Celebrating 125 Years of Pure Wholesome Water 1876-2001 —

 
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By Steve Stoessel, July 28, 2019
1. Rochester Water Works Marker
Inscription.  This plaque is dedicated to the original founders of the Rochester Water Works, and the hundreds of succeeding Water Bureau employees who have carried on the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the City's water supply system, thereby assuring health and prosperity for our great city.

Special acknowledgment:
J. Nelson Tubbs (1848-1922); Chief Engineer charged in 1872 with the selection of a water source and subsequent construction of the Hemlock Water System.
 
Erected 2001 by City of Rochester.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 43° 7.91′ N, 77° 36.398′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on Reservoir Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trophy Cannon (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Highland Park (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Highland Park
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By Steve Stoessel, July 28, 2019
2. Rochester Water Works Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Children's Pavilion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Douglass Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Frederick Douglass Home Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.4 miles away); Susan B. Anthony (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
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By Steve Stoessel, July 28, 2019
3. Rochester Water Works Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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