Contributed by Portland Water District
This is a street view of the Bramhall Reservoir gate and fence that was built in 1869, between Brackett, Vaughan and Chadwick Streets, to hold water pumped from Sebago Lake by the Portland Water Company. Water pumped into the Reservoir was then pumped into City distribution pipes. A second Reservoir in the City of Portland followed in 1888 with the construction of the Munjoy Hill Reservoir.
The Bramhall Reservoir was in use until 1964 when it was flattened in anticipation of being leased to the Maine Medical Center for parking. It's capacity was only 8 million gallons whereas the Munjoy Hill Reservoir, which was still in use after the decommission of the Bramhall Reservoir, was 22 million gallons.
About This Item
- Title: Bramhall Reservoir Gate and Fence, Portland, ca. 1930
- Creator: Portland Water District
- Creation Date: circa 1930
- Subject Date: circa 1930
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 18.5 cm x 24.4 cm
- Local Code: L1-26
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Portland Water District
225 Douglass St., Portland, ME 04104
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