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“a definite must-stop for those with a bent toward mechanical engineering”
The Shreveport Water Works Museum at the McNeill Street Pumping Station has the very rare honor of being both a National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The facility is a definite must-stop for those with a bent toward mechanical engineering and science. Opened in 1887 as the city's first water plant, it added filtration in 1890, an unusual technology at the time, and in 1914, became one of the first facilities in the nation to use liquid chlorine in the treatment process. Today, the entire physical plantp (pumps, filters and other machinery) remains in place after more than 100 years and is a rare example of an intact steam water works. The plant proved so durable that it was not retired from service until 1980!
This place is far more interesting than I thought it would be. I took my parents and said, It's not like we're going to the Shreveport sewer system. lol. I was wrong. But the tour guide was... Read more
The defunct water works of Shreveport make for an interesting site. I walked up to a quiet site, but a tour guide came up out of nowhere and offered to give me some information. It is a worthwhile... Read more
Shreveport Water Works Museum
- Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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