Shreveport Waterworks Museum
The Shreveport Waterworks Museum, formerly the McNeill Street Pumping Station, is the location of the city's first water plant. It was built in 1887 and operated until 1980, using many of the original pumps, filters, pipes, boilers and other machinery. The fact that the station was in operation for so long is a testament to the quality of the machinery used. The station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a National Historic Landmark, an American Waterworks Landmark, and a National Civil Engineering Landmark.
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