The reservoir's historic structures & ecosystems are an opportunity to create a unique environmental education center for our children & their future.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Then and Now

The New York Public Library has an aerial photograph of Highland Park and the Ridgewood Reservoir taken in 1924. I created a small movie to show the location of the original Keeper's House and Pump House. The Pump House still exists but the parkway run through the area where it appears the Keeper's House was built. There also seems to be a large building in the area that is now baseball fields.

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The following two illustrations are from "The Brooklyn Water Works and Sewers. A Descriptive Memoir D Van Nostrand 1867".





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