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.