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Bethlehem in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Waterworks

 
 
Old Waterworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Martienssen, February 15, 2015
1. Old Waterworks Marker
Inscription.
As early as 1754, water was pumped from a spring to a water tower, that stood east of here, through hollowed trunks of trees. It then flowed by gravity to five cisterns or reservoirs. Original engine house stands about 60 yds. S.W.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 37.149′ N, 75° 22.97′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Touch for map. Marker is in the Colonial Industrial Quarter of Historic Bethlehem, immediately north of the Waterworks building along the former Ohio Road, and about 75 feet north of the Main Street Bridge over the Monocacy Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Bethlehem PA 18018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waterworks (here, next to this marker); Oil Mill (a few steps from this marker); Bark Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Industrial Quarter (within shouting distance of this marker); Pottery (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith Complex (within shouting distance of this
Old Waterworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
2. Old Waterworks Marker
The historic Hotel Bethlehem in background.
marker); West Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Moravian Community (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Also see . . .  Colonial Industrial Quarter. (Submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkColonial EraMan-Made FeaturesNatural ResourcesNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Old Waterworks and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
3. Old Waterworks and Marker
Looking south, with the Main Street Bridge in background.
Old Waterworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
4. Old Waterworks Marker
Main Street Bridge behind the Waterworks building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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