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Takoma Park in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sligo Creek Waterworks

 
 
Sligo Creek Waterworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 1, 2007
1. Sligo Creek Waterworks Marker
Inscription.  The Dam and building foundations seen here are the remains of the Sligo Creek Waterworks which served the town of Takoma from 1900 to 1930. At times, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Kensington and Bethesda also received water from this plant until these expanding communities outgrew its capacity. The dam, a filtration plant and pumper at this location, together with a 140-foot water tower on Ethan Allen Avenue comprised the complete waterworks. The town of Takoma sold the facility in 1919 to the Washington Suburban Sanitary commission which operated it until its abandonment in 1930. During its thirty year history the capacity of the plant increased from approximately 100, 000 to 720, 000 gallons daily.
 
Erected by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Department of Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 38° 59.186′ N, 77° 0.287′ W. Marker is in Takoma Park, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached
Sligo Creek Waterworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2014
2. Sligo Creek Waterworks Marker
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from Sligo Creek Trail. Along Sligo Creek Parkway in Sligo creek Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Takoma Park MD 20912, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Presidents Tree" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Source (approx. ¼ mile away); Carroll Avenue Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lee Jordan Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lee Jordan (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of Sgt. Christopher Thornton (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); B.Y. Morrison Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Takoma Park.
 
Also see . . .  Sligo Creek Waterworks, site. (PDF) Maryland Historic Sites Survey, M: 37-1, Takoma Park. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Remains of Sligo Creek Waterworks image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 1, 2007
3. Remains of Sligo Creek Waterworks
Remains of Sligo Creek Waterworks image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2014
4. Remains of Sligo Creek Waterworks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on May 17, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on May 10, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on May 10, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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