Historic Markers Across Alabama



Anthony L. Barnes/The Cahaba Pumping Station



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Location: on Sicard Hollow Rd, east of Cahaba Heights Rd, Vestavia, AL
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 27.074    W 086° 42.964
  33.45123333    -86.71606666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKTM7
 



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Anthony L. Barnes


Anthony L. Barnes served the Birmingham Water Works Board for more than 21 years as Director, and was appointed as the first African-American Chairman in 1996. The Directors considered demolishing the Cahaba River Pumping Station facility, but with Barnes’ leadership the historic facility was saved. Today, the original facility stands as a museum and conference center dedicated to Mr. Barnes’ meritorious service. Barnes was first appointed to serve as a member of the board by the Birmingham City Council on March 5, 1991, and remained a director until December 18, 2012.


The Cahaba River Pumping Station


The Cahaba River Pumping Station was constructed in 1890 to provide drinking water to residents of Birmingham. The facility was renovated and transformed into a museum and conference center in 1996, under the leadership of Birmingham Water Works Board Chairman Anthony L. Barnes. The Cahaba River Pumping Station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and remains as a place where people can see the process of pumping water and meet face-to-face with the history of the Birmingham Water Works Board.

Birmingham Water Works Board







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