Brockville, Ontario — Central Canada
The Brockville Waterworks and Pump House
was located here from 1884 to 1960
Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail
This handsome stone building was built in 1883-84 to house the pumping equipment of the Brockville Water Co., then a private concern. Construction was begun by Montreal contractor Jean B.A. Beigue in November 1883. The president of the water company was John M. McMullen, who was also the publisher of The Monitor, a local newspaper, and an author of several history books.
The water system was taken over by the town of Brockville in 1892, after a plebiscite by the voting citizens. This facility was replaced by a new waterworks in the west end of the city in 1960, and the old building was then demolished.
Architect: Owen E. Liston
[Photo dated] 1929
Erected 2006 by City of Brockville, Heritage Brockville, and Brockville Community Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1883.
Location. 44° 35.5′ N, 75° 40.718′ W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario. Marker is on Water Street East east of Park Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brockville ON K6V 2J3, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Parkin House (within shouting distance of this marker); Originally part of Roderick McSween's Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Brockville Teenagers Mass March (within shouting distance of this marker); George Chaffey (within shouting distance of this marker); Centeen Memorial Dive Park (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Christina & Thomas Campbell House (about 120 meters away); Cossitt Terrace (about 120 meters away); William and Augusta Swift House (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockville.
Also see . . .
1. A Brief History of Brockville. (Submitted on March 18, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Brockville Heritage Plaque Tour. (Submitted on March 18, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.