View showing the engine house at the Twenty Fourth Ward Water Works also known as the West Philadelphia Water Works, completed circa 1855, on the west bank of the Schuylkill River above the Fairmount Dam. The engine house built after the designs of engineers Birkinbine & Trotter, contained two boiler rooms, sleeping rooms for the engineers, and storerooms. Also includes a partial view of the smokestack at the waterworks in the background., Grey mount with square corners., Title from manuscript note by Henry P.M. Birkinbine, Chief Engineer of the Water Department, on accompanying label., Retrospective conversion record: original entry, edited., Originally part of a McAllister scrapbook., Birkinbine & Trotter was a partnership between Philadelphia engineers Henry P.M. Birkinbine and Edward H. Trotter (1814-1872), Digitization funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012.
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View showing a section of the Fairmount Water Works on the Schuylkill River. Depicts the terrace roof of the new mill house built on the mound dam from 1860-1862 after the designs of engineer Henry P.M. Birkinbine. Visitors, predominately women with parasols, stroll on the terrace and adjoining promenade roof of the old mill house. Also shows steamboats; boat landings; boathouses; Lemon Hill; the Twenty-Forth Ward Water Works, known as the West Philadelphia Water Works; mills near the Schuylkill Canal Lock; and small sailing vessels on the river., Title, artist, and publication information from duplicate in the collections of the American Philosophical Society., Philadelphia on Stone, POS 229, Gift of David Doret., Trimmed., Reproduced in "The Fairmount Waterworks," Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin (Summer 1988), vol. 84, no. 360, 361, p. 35., Sketchbook of Jacob Kiehn (1866-1867) with sketches of Fairmount Waterworks held in the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (#47, Bd 81 K543).
Kiehn, Jacob, 1835-1869, artist
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