New York Library Site Was Once A Giant Storage Tank
History Lakes, Ponds, Rivers, Streams No Longer There Oddities
New York Library Site Was Once A Giant Storage Tank

The Croton Distributing Reservoir was here in the 19th century. It stored 20 million gallons of water, had 50-foot-tall walls and was essentially a four-acre lake. This information is from the New York Times, 9/15/13, at Metro. p. 2, where it says Evidence of the old reservoir's stone-work can still be seen beside the stairs in the South Court of the library.

Publication date Jun 24, 2018
Property ID: 1155
Updated on: Aug 31, 2019

The Croton Distributing Reservoir was here in the 19th century. It stored 20 million gallons of water, had 50-foot-tall walls and was essentially a four-acre lake. This information is from the New York Times, 9/15/13, at Metro. p. 2, where it says Evidence of the old reservoir's stone-work can still be seen beside the stairs in the South Court of the library.

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Location:
New York Public Library - Main Branch , 476 5th Avenue , Stephen Schwarzman Building, 42nd and 5th, New York, 10018, United States
Listing Category:
History Lakes, Ponds, Rivers, Streams No Longer There Oddities
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Virtual
Created Date:
06-24-2018
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