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Shreveport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

McNeill St. Pump Station

Historic Site

 

Shreveport

 
McNeil St. Pump Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, August 30, 2019
1. McNeil St. Pump Station Marker
Inscription.  
Built 1887 as city's first waterworks. Contains original equipment in working order. Only example of its sort remaining in the United States of America, according to Smithsonian Institution. Declared a National Landmark in 1982.
 
Erected by The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 31.037′ N, 93° 45.544′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on North Common Street half a mile north of Caddo Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 North Common Street, Shreveport LA 71101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Navy Yard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cross Bayou (approx. 0.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Jewish Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Justin Gras (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chamber Plaza
McNeil St. Pump Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, August 30, 2019
2. McNeil St. Pump Station Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Pardon (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Chamber Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shreveport.
 
More about this marker. Site is a now a free museum. Very informative and a must see if in area.
 
Also see . . .  Museum Website. (Submitted on September 27, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
Categories. LandmarksMan-Made FeaturesNotable Places
 
McNeil St. Pump Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, August 30, 2019
3. McNeil St. Pump Station Marker
National Historic Landmark plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, August 30, 2019
4. National Historic Landmark plaque
Shreveport Waterworks Pumping Station
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site posses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.
1983
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, August 30, 2019
5. National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark plaque

Last operating steam-powered water equipment used in U.S. Provided 106 years of water treatment for Shreveport.
Completed 1887 Commemorated 1999.
Indoor Marker Wall image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, August 30, 2019
6. Indoor Marker Wall
Includes chronological history of station.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2020. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 27, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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