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Holly Water Systems

The Holly Manufacturing Company of Lockport, New York built or provided machinery for over 100 water works between 1863 and 1890 that used direct-pressure technology patented by Birdsill Holly.  The system numbers through 62 are in the order that contracts were received by the company as shown in their 1870 and 1872 brochures.  Systems are shown chronologically after that based on the date they began operating.  Where no system number is shown, a system was not built or was built by a community without the knowledge of the company although they were called "Holly systems" locally.  Holly's water patents expired in 1886 and the company was afterwards primarily engaged in building pumping engines.  

System #
City
State
Year
Owner
Engineers
Contractor
Water
Steam
Rotary
Gang
Quad
Gaskill
Remarks
1 Lockport NY 1863 City Holly Holly 1863
1



2 Auburn NY 1865 Auburn Water-Works Co.

1865
3 1

Water
3 Gouverneur NY 1867 Gouverneur water works co
W. G. Hamilton 1867
3


Water
4 Minneapolis MN 1868 City James E Waters
1868
2


Water

Aurora IL 1869 City

1869
1



5 Vergennes VT 1869 City

1869
3


Water
6 Ogdensburg NY 1869 City G W Pearsons
1869 1872 3 1

Water & Steam added 1872
7 Binghamton NY 1868 City Jno. Evans

`1868 2 1

Steam rotary pump, gang pump?
8 Peoria IL 1869 City Holly Holly
1869 1 1

steam rotary pumps, gang pumps added July 1871
9 Batavia NY 1869 Village

1869 1869 1 1

Steam & Water
10 Canton OH 1870 City J L Pillsbury
1869




Holly Water
11 Kalamazoo MI 1869 City Holly


1 1

Holly Rotary, piston pumps added 1873
12 Marquette MI 1870 Town
Holly


1

Steam Holly Gang pump
13 Connersville IN 1870 city Holly Holly

1


Water rotary pumps
14 Ironton OH 1872 City Holly Coverdale & weir


1

Steam Holly gang pump
15 Dayton OH 1870 City Wm C Weir


1 1 1
Steam Holly Gang pump
16 Covington KY 1871 City Wm C Weir, holly


1 2

Holly Gang Pump
17 Columbus OH 1871 City J. L. Pillsbury


2 1

Holly Gang Pump

Dixon IL 1870









18 Indianapolis IN 1871 Water Works Company of indianapolis James o woodruff



1

Holly Gang Pump
19 Jackson MI 1870 Jackson Water Company holly


1 1

Steam rotary and piston
20 Norwalk OH 1871 city Holly holly


1

Steam Holly Gang Pumps
21 Buffalo NY 1871 City of Buffalo



1 1

Water & Steam gang pump
22 Saratoga Springs NY 1871 Village Gaskill holly


1

Steam Holly Gang Pumps
23 Cumberland MD 1871 City Holly holly


1

Steam Holly Gang Pumps
24 Evansville IN 1872 City Holly, Weir holly






25 Laporte IN 1871 City Holly holly


1

Holly Gang Pump
26 Columbus IN 1871 City
holly






33 Schenectady NY 1872 Schenectady water co




1

Steam Hollly Gang Pump

Dubuque IA










28 Syracuse NY 1871 Syracuse Water Co.



1


Holly engine for sale ENR 1877 4:167
29 Portsmouth OH 1872 City W.C. Weir



1

Steam Hollly Gang Pump
30 Denver CO 1872 Denver Water Company




1

Steam Holly gang pump
31 Potsdam NY 1871 Village Galen W Pearsons KC


2


Water

Blue Rapids KS 1871 Carlos E. Olmstead homemade system


1



32 Allegan MI 1872 Village Phelps


1


Water
33 Des Moines IA 1872 Des Moines Water Co







Steam
34 Big Rapids MI 1872 Town water board



1

Steam Holly gang pump
35 Youngstown OH 1872 City
Holly


1

Holly Gang Pump
36 Mansfield OH 1872 city Holly Holly


1

Steam rotary and gang pump
37 Dunkirk NY 1872 village
Holly


2
1
Steam First quadraplex
38 Sedalia MO 1872 CIty




1

Steam Holly gang pump
39 Memphis TN 1873 Memphis Water Co. A R Ketchum Galen W Pearsons


1

Holly gang pump
40 Decatur IL 1872 Town Kinsley & Mahler Dodson & Holmes

1



41 Bay City MI 1872 City George C. Morgan






Water & Steam
42 Rock Island IL 1872 City Holly



1

Holly gang pump
43 Saginaw City MI 1873 City Holly






Steam
44 East Saginaw MI 1873 City
Holly





Steam
45 Danville PA 1872 Borough Holly O H Ostrander





Steam
46 Titusville PA 1873 City M E Bassett






Steam
47 Sacramento CA 1873 City



2 2


48 Norfolk VA 1873 City







Steam
49 Rochester NY 1874 City








50 Martinsburg WV 1874 City







steam
51 Port Huron MI 1873 City Wm M Avery






Steam
52 Sidney OH 1873 City T R Scowden






Holly gang pump
53 Long Island City NY 1875 City Wm. M. Worthen






Steam
54 Hyde Park IL 1882 Town







Steam
55 Flushing NY 1874 Village








56 Kansas City MO 1875 National Water Works Co. Galen W Pearsons KC







57 Litchfield IL 1874 Town








58 Pueblo CO 1874 City Galen W. Pearsons







57 Atlanta GA 1875 City A R Ketchum Jno A Grant






60 Middletown OH 1875 Town
Holly





Hollly water
61 Evanston IL 1874 Town Holly Holly






62 Rockford IL 1875 City Holly







63
Beaver Falls PA 1873 Beaver Falls Water Co Jno Reeves & H Rice J W Ramsey





Holly water
64 Town of Lake IL 1874 Town J. T. Foster







65 Bangor ME 1876 city FH Eaton, Galen W. Pearsons holly






66 Suspension Bridge NY 1876 Municipal Holly C. F. Shelley






67 Fresno CA 1876 Fresno water works







Holly added
68 Garden City NY 1876 A.T. Stewart's estate W. R. Hinsdale Henry Lewis, Flushing






69 Taunton MA 1876 City George H Bishop Holly





Steam
70 Urbana OH 1878 Urbana Water-Works Co
Holly





Steam
71 Burlington IA 1878 Burlington water company T N Boutelle Holly, Russell & Alexander pipes





Holly
72 Keokuk IA 1878 Keokuk water works co W C Stripe T. Cowell?





Steam

Omaha NE










73 Golden CO 1879 Municipal
Russell & Alexander





Holly
74 Cadillac MI 1878 Holden N. Greene H. N. Greene Michigan Pipe





Holly
75 Constantine MI 1878 Town







Water
76 Tiffin OH 1879 Tiffin Water-Works Co. S. L. Wiley Wiley Const co






77 Owensboro KY 1879 Ownsboro Water Co







Steam
78 Alpena MI 1879 Alpena City Water Co.







Water

Lyons MI 1879 Village







Holly
79 Portland MI 1879








Holly
80 Emporia KS 1880 city







Steam
81 Oskaloosa IA 1880 Oskaloosa Water Co.
T E Cowell





Steam

St. Louis MI 1880 Village Jno T Noble M. Walker





2 holly, 1 walker
82 Fargo ND 1880 Fargo Water & Steam Company
Holly, T. Cowell pipes Holly






83
Silver city/Cliff CO 1881









84 Far Rockaway NY 1881








Holly
85 Kenton OH 1882 Kenton Water Works Co.
Holly, Truman Cowell






86 Salem NJ 1882 City Isaac S. Cassin Holly





Holly
87 Abilene KS 1882 Abilene Water and Electric Light Company C Orton






Holly
88 Milford MA 1882 Milford water co Moses Joy Jr Geo B Inman NYC





Holly
89 Topeka KS 1882 Topeka Water-supply Co.
Russell & Alexander





Holly
90 Jamestown NY 1882 Jamestown Water Supply Co. Holly Holly





Holly
91 Dover DE 1882 Town Isaac S. Cassin Holly







Bluffton IN 1882 Town







Holly
92 Atlantic IA 1882 Atlantic City Water Co T Cowell Denison & Cowell





Holly
93 East Orange NJ 1882 Orange Water Co.







Holly
94 Austin TX 1882 Austin Water Co. M. C. Orton







95 Fort Worth TX 1883 Forth Worth Water Works Co. M. C. Orton Drake & Orton






96 Iowa City IA 1883 Iowa City Water Co T. Cowell T. Cowell







Racine WI









Franchise received, but system not built
97 Fort Collins CO 1883 Municipal H. P. Handy Russell & Alexander





Holly water
98 Salina KS 1883 Salina Water Works Co
Orton, Drake & Bonebrake





Holly
99 Adrian MI 1883 Adrian Michigan Water-Works Co
S. L. Wiley





Holly

Chase MI 1883 Town Wm Yates






Holly
100 Flint MI 1883 Flint city Water-Works Co Holly Holly





Holly
101 Manistee MI 1883 Manistee Water Co Holly holly






102 West Bay City MI 1883 City







Holly
103 Oshkosh WI 1884 Oshkosh Water Co.
Holly





Holly
104 Spokane Falls WA 1884 Spokane Falls Water Works Assn R. A. Jones Philip Buehner





Holly
105 Olathe KS 1884 Olathe Water Works ? Galen W Pearsons; D. W. Pike






Holly

Roanoke VA 1884 Roanoke Water Co Howard Murphy holly (plant)





Holly reservoir & DP
106 Gainesville TX 1884 Gainesville Water Co







Holly
107 Lexington KY 1885 Lexington Hydraulic & Hfg Co J D Cook S A Charles





Holly
108 Ashland WI 1885 Ashland Water co Holly






Holly

Sioux City IA 1885 City W. C. Stripe; Elliott






Holly reservoir & DP
109 Clay Centre KS 1885 Clay Centre Water Co. Drake & Orton Drake & Orton





Holly
110 Tacoma WA 1885 Tacoma Light & Water Co.







Holly water
111 Wausau WI 1885 City W. R. Coats Holly





Holly
112 Valparaiso IN 1885 Valparaiso City Water Co







Holly
113 Carrollton MO 1885 Carrollton Water-Works Co.







Holly
114 Vineland NJ 1885
Chas J. Leighley






Holly tank
115 Tampa FL 1885









116 Fond du Lac WI 1886 Fond Du Lac Water Co
Holly







Asbury Park NJ 1886 village Isaac S. Cassin






Holly standpipe
117 Richmond IN 1886 Richmond City Water-works Co S. L. Wiley Wiley Const co





Holly
118 Hutchinson KS 1886 Water Light & Telephone Co Drake & Orton Drake & Orton






119 Beatrice NE 1886 City
Holly





Holly
120 Tonawanda NY 1887 Tonawanda City Water-Works Co. Geo P. Smith B. F Betts





Holly
121 Lima OH 1887 Municipal J. D. Cook






Holly
122 Pulaski NY 1887 Village E D Smalley G. W. White





Holly



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