CROTON AQUEDUCT PUMPHOUSES
Amsterdam Avenue at West 113th and 119th Streets
Unknown Architect, 1870–73
West 119th St.: New York City Individual Landmark
The Croton Aqueduct was constructed in 1835–42 as the city’s first fresh water system, delivering water via a raised platform along Amsterdam Avenue. When the system was moved below ground, these granite pumphouses powered the water flow through the underground pipes.