Using the power of the engine, water was pumped from the springs at the bottom of the cliff to the top, which stood 200 meters (219 yards) above sea level. […] visited the long-abandoned Van Nattas Pumping Station in Ithaca, New York while on a life-changing several-week-long road trip to the Finger Lakes in […]. Jon Martin It is in private hands, and I think that some has a mobile home back there in the trees! “We used to play in it as kids so I’m really excited and like the idea of it being used again. Install a new control room in the former turbine and generator room on the second level of the structure. Author: Anders Plassgard | Flickr @plassgard. The pump station featured three Worthington & Dean steam pumps of two million, one million and 600,000 gallons and three Gould high-pressure fire pumps of 700,000 gallons each.3 All of the pumps could be used interchangeably to deliver raw or filtered water to the filter plant, to the masonry work reservoir on South Hill 3 or to the high-pressure service line for fire protection on East Hill.4. The combination of pipes, screws and pressure watches, linked together like a family of sleeping workers, form an organism that seems to change shape with every new look. Located on the back edge of Berliner Park, this abandoned pumping station was owned by the City of Columbus. Spriggsboro, IN: N&W "J" Class 4-8-4 #611 at Sprig... Farmington, MI: Old Smokestack Preserved as a Chim... Arcola, IN: CFE/CSX/Pennsy Tower and Depot, Tesch, MI: Junciton Tower: C&NW vs. C&NW vs. SOO(WC). Today, little more than the walls remain standing as the roofs, doors, and windows have all gone. All of the pumps could be used interchangeably to deliver raw or filtered water to the filter plant, to the masonry work reservoir on South Hill or to the high-pressure service line for fire protection on East Hill. Construction on the new purification plant began on March 27, and it was operational by August 19.4 It featured two coagulation basins, each with a 218,500-gallon capacity, six rapid-sand filters of 500,000 gallons each, and a pure-water basin of 500,000 gallons. This video was shot at this location mainly to record these old buildings and the tall chimney. Seeing the potential for further investment, in 1902 they then decided to acquire all of the shares. Since she was always fascinated by the art world, she studied Culture Management and Cultural Policy at Vilnius Academy of Arts where she expanded her knowledge about it. It was constructed by the Ithaca Light & Water Company. It opened on 1 July 1862, and closed on 2 March 1959. It is a pumping station where hydraulic pumps once transported the abundant waters of the Gordejuela springs to hills and banana plantations. Oct 16, 2016 - Explore Steph steph's board "Abandoned", followed by 146 people on Pinterest. Even underground mines were investigated as possible sources. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. It is a pumping station where hydraulic pumps once transported the abundant waters of the Gordejuela springs to hills and banana plantations. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The main idea was to pump water from Gordejuela springs to rural plantations in the Orotava Valley using several hydraulic pumps. The pump station featured three Worthington & Dean steam pumps and three Gould high-pressure fire pumps. We're asking people to rethink comments that seem similar to others that have been reported or downvoted, By using our services you agree to our use of cookies to improve your visit. On March 2, the city voted to construct a purification plant for the city and plans by Allen Hazen, in cooperation with Gardner S. Williams and the New York Continental Jewell Filtration Company, was drawn up by March 12. We will not publish or share your email address in any way. Learn how your comment data is processed. Sherman Cahal is a historian and photographer based in a small town in upstate New York. Anyone can write on Bored Panda.Start writing! The upper buildings also have a road leading to them, which was used to bring in coal for the steam engines. The OES visited the Berliner Pumping Station on August 26, 2007. It was built on the site of the Van Natta & Jones Mill. In 2000, there was talk of restoring the building, but no action was taken. “When I see abandoned buildings I like the decay and the ruin but I also want to see them restored - some people are saying it’s an eyesore but it isn’t. “It’s not actually in that bad a state and I’ve seen worse houses - but whatever the plans are they’ll be difficult as there’s some flooding inside and it’s right next to the canal and the river.”, This website and its associated newspaper are members of Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). great pictures, how did it get its name? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Additionally, one-hundred new fire hydrants and new main water lines were installed throughout Ithaca. October 1913 is the year in which this engineering wonder was inaugurated, the pumping station that watered a whole city. All Rights Reserved. The building complex was sold to Fyffes, which also attempted an irrigation project that ultimately proved too expensive. © 2000-2020 Abandoned. The proposal was never enacted. One shot shows the scale of the 1880s structure’s huge chimney through a window while eerie-looking, narrow, brick passageways are also visible. The lower station consisted of five floors and was approximately 27 meters (29 yards) high, and its foundations were built onto the rock of the cliff itself. Construction on the new purification plant began on March 27 and it was operational by August 19. It came after conservation campaigners The Victorian Society announced on Wednesday that the 1880s structure was on its top 10 most-endangered list. It captures well how a group of good old boys, including the Executive Committee and President of Cornell University, killed over 1,000 people but were never held accountable. Not fully sire on the history, but found it fascinating. After that, they began working on plans to build a water pump in the northern part of the island on the coast of Los Realejos at the mouth of the Barranco de Palo Blanco gorge. The first, a 20-foot dam at Van Nattas along today’s Giles Street, was purchased by the Ithaca Light & Power Company in 1892.1 2 A pumping station was constructed a year later 3 4 on the site of the Van Natta & Jones Mill.5 The mill produced seven grades of flour. In 1898, the British company Hamilton House (or Casa Hamilton) acquired several shares in the water company. The utility followed up by drilling six artesian wells in Inlet Valley at a cost of $125,000 a year later. It was constructed by the Ithaca Light & Water Company. The building at the top of the cliff, which included the 43-meter (47-yard) high chimney and had once housed the steam engines, was destroyed. At its height, the legendary Brown's Hotel & Count, The Pines, a legendary resort in the Catskill Moun, An abandoned church camp in the Catskill Mountains, An An abandoned church camp in the Catskill Mounta, Once noted as “Oyster Capital of the World,” G. Nevertheless, in 1903, the company completed construction of a pump station at the site of the old mill. These are notes I am writing to help me learn our industrial history. The ruins that can be seen in the photographs are mainly those of a rectangular building at the bottom of the cliff, which housed the pumping equipment. These photos show a fascinating glimpse inside Bracebridge Pumping Station - abandoned and neglected since being used to pump sewage in the Victorian era. The golden rule in urban exploration is: "Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photos!". Please consider donating to Abandoned today. You can change your preferences. This abandoned place is known as Elevador de Aguas de Gordejuela, Levator Gordejuela, or simply Casa Hamilton. Only the western wall remains. You can read more about it and change your preferences, Get the best of Bored Panda in your inbox. On December 27, 1911, it completed work on a 60-foot dam to supply additional water to the city, which formed Potters Fall Reservoir.