Day 107

Prospect Park Wellhouse

April 15th, 2012

Built in 1869, this building sits beside a well that once pumped about 750,000 gallons of water per day into a nearby reservoir, which in turn fed the park's artificial watercourse (all the bodies of water in Prospect Park are man-made). When Brooklyn became part of New York City in 1898, it gained access to the city's water supply system, and the well and reservoir were no longer needed.

One Comment

  1. GCL says:

    That’s a bit of trivia that is something I did not know.

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