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SR153 Salem Filtration Plant

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Dublin Core

Title

SR153 Salem Filtration Plant

Description

The filtration plant was an early element in Salem’s water supply infrastructure, but the water supply system itself dated to the 18th century. In 1874, the first concept for a water supply system was advanced to the town council, and in 1875 Salem citizens approved a bond to finance a reservoir and pipes. The original water rate at that time was $5 per year for five-member families and $1 per year for each hotel room, and $10 annually for bars.

Creator

unknown

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Date

1920s

Contributor

Nelson Harris, George Wade

Rights

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Format

Digital Postcard

Type

Still Image

Identifier

sr153

Is Version Of

Salem and Roanoke County in Vintage Postcards by Nelson Harris (2005)

Citation

unknown, “SR153 Salem Filtration Plant,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed June 25, 2022, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/sr153.