Went to check on the status of the work being done at the old EPS down on Wolf St. (Not to be confused with the Eastern Avenue Pumping Station). The first thing I see is a new roof on the old Gay St. Yard, which later became City S/R 06 then part of the Transit and Traffic storage yard.
Below is what the building looked like when it was first built.
This was about 1902.
Sign on the gate showing what is going on. The gate was opened so I invited myself in. Something I’m not sure of, because I thought the Pumping Station was a Historic Place, why does this banner show it as a flat roof (green)?
The building to the right is what it originally looked like.
This building was just recently put up. It is called the Food Incubator (Best to go to the Foodhub website for more info on this) I went inside here to find the general contractor to ask permission to roam around. Granted. He told me the City no longer owns these 3-1/2 acres. They were bought. And soon to be rented out. The new roof, as shown in the first photo is only to help protect the property. It will be up to others to fix the buildings.
The pumping station ready to be rented out. Someone actually went thru and cleaned the inside of these buildings. I was here in 2014 and it was a mess.
Hallway up to the 2nd floor.
A room with a view.
Heading towards the next building…
Last time I was here, I was able to go up and down this spiral staircase.
Last night’s rain splattering on the floor.
These shots are all of the old maintenance shop. They made valves and hydrants here.
The maintenance shop, in middle, and the storage yard. P.S. to left.
I think this sign should have been at the front gate?!
I believe this was the workmen’s bath house. It is completely gutted now.
This is the rear of the first building with the new roof. Steps inside are shot, so I took the scaffold up.
Nice new roof.
Headed across the yard to one of the shops/carriage houses. The blacksmith shop had burnt down a few times.
Here is what the above building use to look like.
Hard hat area.
Looking from stables back towards main buildings.
Random engineering craziness!
This was from the Food Hub’s brochure. When I was in front of the building, this was all grown over. Although the date says 1890 my notes tell me that this Pumping Station was completed in 1891.
If you send me your email, I will send you a brief word document covering the history of these buildings.