Linnwood Avenue Water Treatment Plant – Milwaukee WI

Description

“The largest Public Works Administration (PWA) project in Wisconsin was construction of the City of Milwaukee Linwood water filtration plant, which employed 1,700 men for a year.”
(www4.uwm.edu)

“Due to increasing pollution of Lake Michigan the amount of chemicals required to make the water safe for use had become excessive. The city constructed this new plant on ‘made land’ on the shore and it has a capacity of 200,000,000 gallons daily. It consists of a low-lift pumping station, mixing and coagulating basins, filters, a clear-water reservoir, and appurtenances. The buildings are fireproof, the exterior walls being of quarry-faced random ashlar native stone.

The project was completed in January 1938 at an estimated construction cost of $4,642,135 and a project cost of $5,130,000.”
(Short and Brown)

Note that the above image mislabels Lake Michigan as “Mississippi River.”

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
5130000

Source notes

"Learning from the WPA: Work Relief Programs in Milwaukee County," UW-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration. (1939).

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Location Info


3000 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Location notes:

Coordinates: 43.072486, -87.865765

One comment on “Linnwood Avenue Water Treatment Plant – Milwaukee WI

  1. Chris Hillard

    The image above is not the Linwood Treatment plant. The buildings are different and the body of water is labeled as the Mississippi River. Milwaukee (and the plant) are on Lake Michigan.

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