Photographs of the Catskill water supply system in process of construction

Collection Data

New York City's Board of Water Supply began planning for the Catskill water supply system early in the 20th century, and celebrated completion of the first phase of construction in 1917. This ambitious project involved the waters of the Esopus Creek, one of the four watersheds in the Catskills, and expanded to the Ashokan Reservoir and the Catskill Aqueduct. The city's Department of Water Supply, Gas, and Electricity assumed responsibility for its operation and maintenance upon completion. A later expansion of the system concluded in1928, involved the construction of the Schoharie Reservoir and the Shandaken Tunnel. The photographs presented here range in date from about 1906 to 1915.
New York (N.Y.). Board of Water Supply (Compiler)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1918 (Approximate)
Place: New York
Library locations
General Research Division
Shelf locator: VDLA++ (New York City. Water Supply Board. [Photographs of the Catskill water supply system])
Water supply -- New York (State) -- New York
Content: A collection of separate photographs accompanied by a typewritten, classified list of titles.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 v. plates. 4to.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 39848967
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13814376
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 282137f0-c610-012f-cf2a-58d385a7bc34
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