Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Firehouse #64 -- February 6, 2013

Pumping Station 1, at Second and Townsend, was built as part of the Auxiliary Water Supply System, which was designed to provide water to firefighters even if regular water mains broke, as they had during the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. Pumping Station 1, along with Pumping Station 2 at the foot of Van Ness were built to supply bay water to the system if it was needed. Pumping Station 1 is also the headquarters of the San Francisco Fire Department. I took the photo on 24-March-2008.

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