Portland Water District intake house, Sebago Lake, ca. 1924

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This photo was taken during Portland Water District's construction of the new intake and conduit from Sebago Lake and appeared in the Portland Evening Express & Advertiser on December 9, 1924.

The original gate and screen house, built in 1869 by the Portland Water Company, had been in use for 55 years but was not low enough to provide water to Portland in the event of another great fire. To remedy this, a new intake house, pictured here, was built.

Water passed through the intake house and was screened before entering the tunnel pipe line on its way to Portland.

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About This Item

  • Title: Portland Water District intake house, Sebago Lake, ca. 1924
  • Creation Date: circa 1924
  • Subject Date: circa 1924
  • Location: Standish, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 10.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.9375
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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