The Cleveland Water Department opened the Baldwin Water Treatment Plant in the Fairfax neighborhood in 1925. The plant's associated reservoir had a capacity of more than 135 million gallons, and the plant was capable of pumping up to 200 million gallons per day.
Kirtland Pump Station bulkhead, looking west toward downtown Cleveland from the Muni Light intake, before beginning construction work, July 15, 1930. Terminal Tower can be seen in the distance. The Kirtland Pump Station was located on Lakefront Road at E. 49th Street. The Station provided water from Lake Erie to the Baldwin Water Treatment Plant, located some 3 1/2 miles away in the Fairfax neighborhood.
One of the pumps at the Baldwin Water Treatment Plant used to handle water between the plant and its associated reservoir, and the surrounding community. The plant, situated in the Fairfax neighborhood on the border of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, had a reservoir capacity of more than 135 million gallons and was capable of pumping up to 200 million gallons of water per day.
In 1925, the Cleveland Water Department opened the Baldwin Water Treatment Plant in the Fairfax neighborhood on the border of Cleveland Heights. Supplying water to the Baldwin facility was the Kirtland Pump Station located on Lakefront Road at E. 49th Street. Just east of the Kirtland Station was Gordon Park Beach, which was a 122-acre recreational area along the lakefront on the eastern side of E. 72nd Street. Euclid Beach Park was located on the southern shore of Lake Erie at E. 156th St. and Nottingham Rd., about 8 mi. from Public Square. On the west side of Cleveland. Adjacent to the Division Avenue Treatment Plant (now known as the Garrett Morgan facility), Edgewater Park was purchased in 1894 by the city's Second Park Board from Jacob B. Perkins, Cleveland industrialist. The collection consists of 53 black and white photographs illustrating Baldwin Water Treatment facility, the construction of bulkheads along the shoreline at the Kirtland Pump Station, and Edgewater, Euclid Beach, and Gordon Parks.