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South Glens Falls in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of the South Glens Falls Water Plant

1895 – 1920

 
 
Site of the South Glens Falls Water Plant - Informational Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 17, 2020
1. Site of the South Glens Falls Water Plant - Informational Marker
Inscription.  
On September 11, 1895, the first meeting of the newly-appointed Board of Trustees of South Glens Falls was held. At this meeting, the need for a water works system was discussed. By August 17, 1897, the water works system and the pumping house were completed. What you see here is the foundation for the reservoir.
Water ran downhill from springs that were dammed in the area of the present reservoir. From there, the water flowed to a filter house, and them to this stone-filled reservoir. The water was then pumped to 1 120-foot standpipe. From there it went to two water troughs, one on the corner od Saratoga Avenue and Main Street, and the other at the corner of River Street and Main Street.
In 1925 the system was upgraded with a new reservoir, pump house, and piping modifications. In 1973, the present water works system was built, with the addition of the one million gallons water tower.

This site was cleared and the sign was made by Jim Mitchell of Boy Scout Troop 9 of South Glens Falls for his Eagle project. Work was done during the summer, fall and winter of 1998.
 
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1998 by Jim Mitchell of Boy Scout Troop 9.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is August 17, 1897.
 
Location. 43° 17.66′ N, 73° 38.426′ W. Marker is in South Glens Falls, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker can be reached from River Street, 0.7 miles south of Cooper’s Cave Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Glens Falls NY 12803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The South Glens Falls Hydroelectric Project (approx. ¾ mile away); The Mohican Nation – Yesterday and Today (approx. 0.8 miles away); Glens Falls and James Fenimore Cooper (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cooper’s Cave (approx. 0.8 miles away); Glens Falls/Chepontuc (approx. 0.8 miles away); The onetime Dr. James Ferguson Office (approx. 1.1 miles away); Weber Furlong (approx. 1.1 miles away); 18th Separate Company Armory (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Glens Falls.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on the Betar Byway foot trail, about 3/4 mile south of the South Glens Falls Historical Park, along the Hudson River.
 
Site of the South Glens Falls Water Plant and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 17, 2020
2. Site of the South Glens Falls Water Plant and Marker
Site of the South Glens Falls Water Plant and both markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 17, 2020
3. Site of the South Glens Falls Water Plant and both markers
Site of the South Glens Falls Water Plant image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 17, 2020
4. Site of the South Glens Falls Water Plant
South Glens Falls Historical Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 17, 2020
5. South Glens Falls Historical Park
The waterworks site is #13 in the lower left corner.
Hudson River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 17, 2020
6. Hudson River
The site is near the bend of the river.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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