Croton Aqueduct, Old

Runs N from Yonkers to New Croton Dam, Yonkers and, New York

Photos 

Old Croton Aqueduct, Northern Waste Weir

1. EXTERIOR VIEW LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING WASTE WEIR AT OSSINING.

Photo from the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Description 

The Old Croton Aqueduct is an outstanding example of 19th century civil engineering and was New York City's first municipal water project. The culvert at Mill River was originally intended to be a multi-arched span, but was reduced to its present version for economical reasons. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER NY-112)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1974
Reference number
74001324
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Enclosed aqueduct
Areas of significance
Engineering; Commerce; Health/Medicine
Levels of significance
National; Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Water works; Public works
Periods of significance
1825-1849; 1850-1874
Significant years
1837; 1842
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2
Contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2014: New photos from John Reidy

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