Completed some further measurements to confirm our original Lodge room and utilities layout for the about to be published Book on Haven Hill. While at the Hill this weekend, we also did some extensive work on photographing and verifying the main Water system for the Estate. This massive Well Pump pictured below is one of the biggest available even by today’s standards. Pulling water from 380 feet below ground and then pumping it up to the top of the Hill and feeding the Lodge and Carriage House, as well as the Pool and Fountain. A truly massive and powerful Water Pumping system.
The Estate and it’s infrastructure just never ceases to amaze us at just what Edsel put into the Estate buildings, grounds and entire infrastructure. From the earliest and still one of the best septic systems even by today’s systems, to this massive and very efficient Well Pumping water system he installed to provide clean water for all the buildings and including the Pool water and constant flowing Fountain. Just amazing for that time period, and still amazing today.