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Beer Here: Brewing New York's History

May 25, 2012 - September 02, 2012

Section of water pipe

Section of water pipe
Object name 
Section of water pipe
Date 
ca. 1804
Medium 
Wood
Description 
Access to clean, potable water was a constant issue for New York City brewers (and all inhabitants) prior to the 1842 opening of the Croton Aqueduct. This section of wooden pipe came from one of the city’s earlier water systems, the Manhattan Water Company, which was chartered in 1799.
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Stoughton and Stoughton
Object Number 
1953.308S
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group