Photo of the Week
April 20, 2014
CZ Images contributor Bill Fall sent me this photo that he took while
in Panama and visiting the Gatun area. He was going down a road to
the east of the new locks excavation and spotted this old building.
I almost fell out of my chair when I saw this photo. I can't believe
this building still exists. I never knew of it in my travels and exporations
on the Atlantic Side. Bill thinks this old building was the pump house
built in 1910 for the Gatun Water Works which drew water from the Agua
Clara Reservoir. Not knowing for sure, but the old reservoir may have
been submerged by the flooding of Gatun Lake.
Below is an aerial photo study that Bill made to show where this old
building is located. There are other buildings in the area which are
of the same era and another newer building.
I will post two more photo
scans from a Isthmian Canal Commission Annual Report that shows this
and other buildings from the Gatun Water Works back in the day and a
photo scan of the Agua Clara Reservoir.
Thanks for the photos and research Bill.
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