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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Location Southwestern 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
Area 12.5 acres (5.1 ha)
Built 1915 (1915)
Architect George J. Hanks
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP reference # 99001076 [1]
Added to NRHP September 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 1/2-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

Standard Oil of Ohio company

Standard Oil of Ohio or Sohio was an American oil company, and the earliest component of the original Standard Oil company founded by John D. Rockefeller. Sohio was acquired by British Petroleum, now called BP.

Pumping station facilities including pumps and equipment for pumping fluids from one place to another

Pumping stations are facilities including pumps and equipment for pumping fluids from one place to another. They are used for a variety of infrastructure systems, such as the supply of water to canals, the drainage of low-lying land, and the removal of sewage to processing sites.

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Harrison Township is one of eleven townships in Clay County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,172 and it contained 1,040 housing units.

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

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References

  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  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.