Sunday, 21 September 2014

Fleet Street Pumping Station

I took a series of pictures on the way to and from the 2014 Canadian Firefighters Memorial Ceremony. The central feature of these pictures is the Fleet Street Pumping Station in Ottawa. I don't think I can classify it as a memorial, even though it has a plaque. So I'm posting the pictures here.





NATIONAL HISTORIC
CIVIL ENGINEERING
SITE

FLEET STREET PUMPING STATION

Originally constructed to provide a safe
water supply for public use and for fire
fighting purposes, this pumping station
remains a lasting tribute to the prominent
civil engineers responsible ffor its design and
construction. Due to their innovative use of
water power to drive the pumping equipment
and superb engineering skils, the Fleet Stree
Pumping Station continues to be a key
component of the City of Ottawa's water
supply system.

1874-75 Construction  Engineer  Thomas C. Keefer
1888 Expansion  City Engineer  Robert Surtees
1901 Expansion  City Engineer  Newton Ker

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering  2011