Tide Water Pumping Station

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Tide Water Pumping Station
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Tide Water Pumping Station main building, December 2010
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LocationSouthwestern corner of the junction of 900S and 300E, north of Coal City, Harrison Township, Clay County, Indiana
Coordinates 39°15′16″N87°03′21″W / 39.25444°N 87.05583°W / 39.25444; -87.05583 Coordinates: 39°15′16″N87°03′21″W / 39.25444°N 87.05583°W / 39.25444; -87.05583
Area12.5 acres (5.1 ha)
Built1915 (1915)
ArchitectGeorge J. Hanks
Architectural styleQueen Anne
NRHP reference No. 99001076 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 3, 1999

Tide Water Pumping Station, also known as Benton Station and SOHIO Pumping Station, is a historic pumping station complex and national historic district located in Harrison Township, Clay County, Indiana. The complex includes the 1+12-story, brick gale roofed pump house (1915); frame warehouse; a metal shed; two Queen Anne style dwellings; a metal garage; a concrete sluice and bridges; and the remains of a tennis court, dam and pond, and buried pipes. It is one of 14 pumping stations built along a 546.16 mile oil pipeline built between Crawford County, Illinois and Rixford, Pennsylvania. The station closed about 1957. [2] :6,8

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2015-08-01.Note: This includes Glory-June Grieff (October 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Tide Water Pumping Station" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-09-01. and Accompanying photographs.