Along the Old Croton Aqueduct: A Historic Photo Walk with Mario Medici

Back in the mid-nineteenth century, due to its poor supply of fresh and plentiful water, New York City was besieged with epidemics claiming thousands of lives as well as massive fires resulting in great financial loss. After several unsuccessful attempts to solve these problems, the Old Croton Aqueduct (OCA) was built and provided NYC with its first supply of freshwater. This photo lecture will provide a brief history of the OCA and how it transformed New York City. During the past year, Mario Medici has walked the entire 41-mile aqueduct from Cortlandt, NY to the 42nd Street Library (to the end of the aqueduct) documenting the many historic and interesting attractions along the route many of which preceded the building of the OCA.

This is a zoom program – you will receive the zoom link on the day of the program.

Programs are made possible by the generous support and hard work of the Friends of Chester Library.

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