A Look Back in History: Pulgas Temple Anniversary

‚ÄčOn October 28, 1934 twenty thousand excited people gathered at Pulgas water temple to watch as the first water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains made its way 160 miles through the Hetch Hetchy aqueduct to the Bay Area. Designed by famed architect William G. Merchant in the Beaux Arts style, the San Francisco Water Department…

A Look Back in History: Bay Crossing Pipelines No. 1 and 2

In July 2013, the SFPUC Photography department was asked to participate in the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) program. This program, established in 1969 by the National Park Service in collaboration with the Library of Congress and the American Society of Civil Engineers, documents historic sites and structures related to engineering and industry. In 2014,…