McNeil Street Pumping Station, McNeil Street & Cross Bayou, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA
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Significance: The McNeil Street Pumping Station is typical of steam-powered municipal water pumping facilities of the late 19th and early 20th centuries for cities of moderate size. Its significance lies in its boilers and high and low service pumping engines which were all built before 1920 and used until 1980. At the time of their retirement, the McNeil Street Pumping Station was thought to be the last water facility still using steam-powered reciprocating pumping engines in regular service in the United States. The pumping engines may also be the last survivors of their type in or out of service in the country.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-1; FN-2; FN-3; FN-4; FN-5; FN-6; FN-7; FN-8; FN-9; FN-10; FN-11
Survey number: HAER LA-2
Building/structure dates: 1887 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1980 Subsequent Work