Clifton Park Valve House

Wouldn’t you love to see this restored? The striking but neglected Clifton Park Valve House located in Clifton Park in northeast Baltimore is an amazing sight and cries out for some tender loving care…

Also known as Lake Clifton Gate House or Lake Clifton Valve House, it was constructed in 1887. It is a massive octagonal stone gatehouse featuring large Romanesque archways that alternate with Gothic style windows that once contained stained glass. Built by the Baltimore City Water Department, it also features a turret on top of an intricate tile roof supported by a complicated system of iron trusses. The Valve House was used as a water transporter with eight valves. It supplied water for the whole village, and water for area crops. The Clifton Park Valve House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.  All this week The Nite Lite Photo of the Day is featuring scenes all around Baltimore.

Clifton Park Valve House

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