Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Endangered: Water Filtration Roundhouse - McKeesport

Water Filtration Roundhouse (1908) in McKeesport

The water filtration roundhouse was built in 1908 in McKeesport, and is currently owned by the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC).

MAWC seeks to demolish this historic building for a storage shed.

The roundhouse sits on a parcel of land adjacent to the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail. This means there are numerous possible adaptive reuse options for this building.

Please make your voice heard and write, email, or call MAWC and tell them that the roundhouse should be preserved. Here is the contact information for MAWC.  They are also on Facebook and Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJune 11, 2014

    I wonder how this bldg. filtered water in its day. great looking bldg!