This collection of rare photographs chronicles the construction of one of the largest masonry dams ever built. From the beginnings of the first Croton Dam, completed in 1842, and of the new dam, which was finished in 1907, up to the present day, The Croton Dams and Aqueduct provides a stunning portrait of the entire project and the region that it impacted: New York City and Westchester County. As early as the 1770s, New York considered creating w...
By Christopher R. Tompkins
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (October 30, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 1805574
Format: PDF ePub TXT ebook
"The Croton Dams and Aqueduct" is a pictorial history of the construction of the New Croton Dam and the creation of the New Croton Reservoir at the end of the nineteenth century. Today the Croton system contributes more than ten percent (typically 1