Friday, June 14, 2013

Metropolitan District Reservoir No. 1




Metropolitan District Reservoir No. 1 is on the north side of Farmington Avenue in West Hartford, west of Sunset Farms Road. Opened in 1867 to supply Hartford and West Hartford with pure water, this reservoir is the oldest component of the present regional water system.

This brick structure is known to everyone in the area, but no one seems to know what it was.  A gate house?  A pump house?  A caretaker's house?  While we are at it, what is that white structure on the reservoir, behind it?

I am away for ten more days but I have posts scheduled.  See you when I get back.


14 comments:

Andy said...

It reminds me of a one room schoolhouse.

Kate said...

I can think of a number of children who would like that for a giant-sized play house or club house. But, that would probably just invite trouble, wouldn't it?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

My guess is that the white structure in the reservoir is a pump house and the red brick building is for the caretaker.

Sharon said...

It's a mystery!

Randy said...

Nice looking structure.

gregory urbano said...

can you see through the windows to the inside? there might be clues in there, and possibly a photo op!

Karl Demetz said...

Nice structure, so mysterious...
Have a good trip, Jack!
I came back yesterday :-(

LOLfromPasa said...

My how organised you are to plan ahead for when you are away. Love this entry.

RedPat said...

Cool mystery!

Sylvia K said...

Yep, nothing like a mystery! Great shot as always. Hope you're enjoying your time away, Jack!

William Kendall said...

I like the location!

Michelle said...

I rather like that brick structure. Very classic in form.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm going with Dave's theory :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Anyway it's a beautiful scenery!
Léia