A City’s Growing Demand for Water
Cool Spring Reservoir Plaza
(Upper right) In 1905, the Reservoir capacity was increased to 40 million gallons. For the next 100 years the Reservoir was maintained, but remained unchanged. In 2005, construction of a new underground Reservoir began in the south basin along 10th Street. The new Reservoir has a holding capacity of 10 million gallons. Once completed, a new City plaza was constructed over the site. The outline of the original Reservoir is marked today by the reset granite coping stones
Erected 2009 by The City of Wilmington, Delaware.
Location. 39° 45.09′ N, 75° 33.582′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Franklin Street and West 11th Street on N. Franklin Street. The marker is located on the Cool Spring Reservoir Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cool Spring Park (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christopher Columbus (about 700 feet away); The Tilton Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Delaware Children's Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilmington Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Tilton Park (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Anthony of Padua (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.