Bronx Grit Chamber

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

DATE: June 8, 1982

Designated June 8, 1982

BRONX GRIT CHAMBER of The Ward ‘s Island Sewage Treatment Works (now the Ward’s Island Water Pollution Control Plant, N.Y.C. Bureau of Water Pollution Control),
158 Bruckner Boulevard, Built 1936-37;
N.Y.C. Department of Sanitation, with firm of McKim, Mead, and White, consulting architects.
Block 2546, Lot 15.
*The Bronx Grit Chamber is a primary component of the Ward’s Island Sewage Treatment Works, New York City’s first major project to alleviate the pollution of the city’s waters. A handsome industrial structure, the neo-classical Grit Chamber was designed in 1933 by the firm of McKim, Mead, and White and was built in 1936-37 by the New York City Department of Sanitation. Its exterior design makes the Grit Chamber one of the city’s most unusual industrial structures.
* Excerpt from the Landmarks Preservation Commission BRONX GRIT CHAMBER Designation Report

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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