, on the edge of the
Jerome Park Reservoir
at Sedgwick Avenue,
July 31, 2015.
“Gate House No. 3 is also a small 'outlet structure' on the edge of
the Reservoir on Sedgwick Avenue. It was originally designed to contain
48-inch pipes connected directly to the city's distribution system. This
Gate House, constructed on the west side of the Reservoir, has the same
general plan as Gate House No. 2 ...
Over several years, WPA workers built at least three and possibly five of
the brick superstructures over Jerome Park Reservoir Gate Houses.
DWSG&E annual reports do not always identify the actual gate house
superstructure that was completed by the WPA in any one year; however, the
uniform design and materials indicate that Gate House No. 3 was
completed at approximately the same time as Gate Houses Nos. 2, 5, 6, and 7.
The massive ashlar foundation is visible from the Reservoir. The Gate House
is a one-story, flat-roofed structure with a limestone cornice; its
projecting brick piers, with concrete lintels, divide the walls into bays.
On the Reservoir side are three windows set into the bays. On the street
facade, or west elevation, is a limestone rectangular plaque over the door
opening; smaller square plaques ornament all elevations. The sidewall
fenestration originally consisted of three narrow single-stacked pane
windows. The Gate House No. 3 superstructure, approximately 27.5 feet
by 32 feet, has an iron-railing balcony projecting over the
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Croton Water Treatment
Plant, nyc.gov archive, p.10 of Section 8.2 of The
Croton Water Filtration Plant Project: Final Supplemental Environmental
Impact Statement, July 16, 2004.
Features and Historic Structures at Jerome Park Reservoir (Lehman