Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Middle Atlantic States New York Gravesend

Gravesend, New York

Gravesend was settled by the Dutch in the 1660s.

The first water system was built by the Coney Island Water-Works Company in 1880, using steam engines to pump water into a standpipe.

The King's County Water Supply Company acquired the Coney Island company in 1885 and extended the system.

Gravesend was annexed by the City of Brooklyn in January, 1895, which acquired the existing system.

The City of Brooklyn was consolidated with the City of New York on January 1, 1898.

Water is provided by the City of New York.


References
1883 Coney Island, Engineering News 10:100 (March 3, 1883)

1886 Collapse of a Stand-Pipe," Engineering News 16: 255 (October 16, 1883)

1888 "The Water-Tower Failure at Gravesend, L.I.," Engineering News 16:264 (October 23, 1883)

1888 "Destruction of Stand-Pipes," Engineering News 20:272-273 (October 6, 1888)

1888 "Coney Island," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.

1888 "Gravesend," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.

1890 "Coney Island," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.

1890 "Gravesend," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.

1891 "Coney Island," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.

1891 "Gravesend," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.

1894 "Gravesend Standpipe Accident," Engineering News 31:300 (April 12, 1894)

1897 "Brooklyn," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.

1897 "Coney Island," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.

1897 "Gravesend," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.






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