Riverside Drive Pumping Station
April 28, 1929
City to scrap old water pump plant
An old landmark is to be torn down soon.
It is the abandoned city water intake plant on Riverside Drive, once used for pumping raw water out of the Tennessee River.
When the present Williams Street Pumping Station was built, with its modern filtration system, the old intake was abandoned.
"We can use the scrap brick and steel," said Utilities General Manager Max Bartlett. "It represents a certain hazard now, and there is no point in just letting it crumble away."
Old-timers estimate the brick and steel building is over 60 years old.