Peninsula Living: Answer: The Pulgas Water Temple

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Peninsula Living: The Pulgas Water Temple

Located in the hills behind Woodside and Redwood City, CA, you'll find the stately Pulgas Water Temple. It was built by the San Francisco Water Department in 1938 to commemorate the completion of the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct, which brings water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, across the state of California, to Upper Crystal Springs Reservoir, near which the Temple stands.

Many of our mid-Peninsula cities, including San Carlos, get all or part of their water supply from the Hetch Hetchy system, so the inscription near the top of the monument is especially appreciated, "I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people" [from Isaiah 43:20]

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Pulgas Water Temple, San Mateo County, CA

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Rainer
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Stephanie Reynolds
Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. - Santee, CA
East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408

Wow, I had no idea this was up there! It does not look like a structure that we would find here in California!

Jan 19, 2010 03:17 AM #1
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Thanks for stopping by, Stephanie. Our state is full of little surprises, isn't it?

Jan 19, 2010 04:32 AM #2
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Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

It is a great little piece of architecture and California history.

Jan 19, 2010 09:38 PM #3
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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Hi Lottie, I missed the game but I loved seeing the monument and reading the lovely inscription! 

Jan 20, 2010 01:56 AM #4
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hi Will -- glad you enjoyed it.

Carole, the inscription is really appealing in a semi-arid area (although not this week--we're getting clobbered with rain now)

This game is geared for local people, but perhaps all my friends here will enjoy the bits of history--I'll try to help you get a feel for my neck of the woods.

 

Jan 20, 2010 02:54 AM #5
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Leander McClain
North East, MD
Cecil & Harford County Realtor

Lottie,

This is an interesting piece of architecture with an interesting history.

 

Thanks for sharing with the rest of us..

Leander

 

ps...sorry I missed the game ;)

Jan 25, 2010 03:08 AM #6
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Lottie Kendall
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Hello Leander,

This game is hard for anyone who doesn't live in the area, but if you enjoy snippets of local history and color, check in every month for the next one.

Feb 11, 2010 12:31 PM #7
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