Saturday, January 06, 2018

Thomas Jefferson Pumping Station in Lincoln Square gets some love

The City of Chicago is preserving the structure of this pretty and important Department of Water Management building located at 2250 West Eastwood in Lincoln Square.
 From the "What's that building?" file! I snapped a picture of ongoing work at the Thomas Jefferson Pumping Station at Lincoln and Eastwood in Lincoln Square before the winter deep freeze set in.  Large chunks of the detailed façade were removed for repair and replacement. The pumping station had undergone major investment and expansion less than ten years ago.  It is good to see the City preserve architecture when so many original and attractive buildings are lost on a daily basis.

The stations generally pump water and sewage to reclamation plants for treatment and move access water from low lying areas in heavy rains along a network.  Here's a cool post on another pumping station on the North Branch from Chicago Patterns blog.

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