Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard St. (1934) SR
Orchard Street Pumphouse, November 2003. Photo Credit: Kevin S. Forsyth.
This quaint neo-colonial building, designed by local architect Harold A. Childs, was constructed to provide water service to the Strathmore subdivision. It sheltered a well and water pumps, and a large water tank once stood on the triangular green to the east. The tank has since been removed, and the green is now a city park.
The well continues to produce a good supply of raw water for the city's water treatment plant, and a portion of the building still serves in its original role as a pumphouse. The remaining interior space is used as a community center and serves a wide variety of interests. The pumphouse and adjacent park are owned by the city.