Pennsylvania Avenue NW Water Main – Washington DC

State:
WASHINGTON-DC

Site Type:
Infrastructure and Utilities, Water Supply

Started:
1938

Completed:
1939

Quality of Information:
Good

Marked:
No

Site Survival:
Unknown

Description

In 1938-1939, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) installed a short Water Main on Pennsylvania Avenue, west from 26th Street, NW.

The Annual Report of the DC government provides details:  “A 12-inch main in Pennsylvania Avenue NW, west from Twenty-sixth Street, to replace an old 6-inch main. This work, totaling 240 linear feet, was undertaken as a W. P. A. project and is a part of the work necessary to convert the 30-inch gravity main in M Street to the first high service.” 

The main may still be in place, but it would be unknown and invisible to everyone but the staff at DC Water and Sewer Authority.

Source notes

Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1939, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1940, p. 100.

Site originally submitted by Brent McKee on February 26, 2020.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.

Location Info


Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC

Coordinates: 38.9043, -77.0554

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