Calf Pasture Pumping Station

Columbia Point Walking Tour

Calf Pasture Pumping Station

Boston, Massachusetts 02115, United States

Created By: University of Massachusetts Boston


The Calf Pasture Pumping Station is what remains of the first comprehensive sewerage project in the city of Boston. During the 19th century Dorchester residents used this land for grazing cattle, which gave the building its name. Completed in 1884 and in operation until 1968, this building helped remove waste from the city's sewer system by sending it to a treatment facility at Moon Island and then discharging it into the ocean. It was designed by City Architect George Albert Clough to resemble a castle.

The Calf Pasture Pumping Station was kept open, though not operational, throughout the existence of Columbia Point. Does the Calf Pasture Pumping Station look like a historic landmark? To make the community more attractive and livable, would you have retained it or demolished it?

See here for a Dorchester Reporter article on the University's future plans for the Calf Pasture Pumping Station:

This point of interest is part of the tour: Columbia Point Walking Tour


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