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The Public Works Experience | 2019 Doors Open Baltimore Info Hub

751 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202

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Construction Date:1912
Architect:Henry Brauns
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The Eastern Avenue Sewage Pumping Station is a beautiful monument to the otherwise unglamorous business of public works. Built as part of the city’s new sewage system, the station housed enormous steam-driven Corliss pumps capable of pumping up to 27,500,000 gallons of sewage a day. In 1960, the city replaced the aging steam-driven pumps with electric turbines. The building continues to operate as a pumping station.

The building was the Baltimore Public Works Museum from 1982 to 2010. The museum will soon reopen as the Public Works Experience where visitors can learn about public works and the critical nature of infrastructure. Docents will be onsite for tours. Enter off the promenade, not Eastern Avenue entrance.

  • Accessibility: Fully accessible
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Photography: Permitted