My dad and I explored the ruins of the old Eno River water pumping station, which was used by the city of Durham from 1887 to 1927. The site is easily accessible from the Pump Station trail at Eno River State Park. More photos from this area are available in the Pump Station Trail album.
First signs of the old Durham water pumping station (link to larger image)
Danger sign in front of the ruins (link to larger image)
The foundation of an abandoned building (link to larger image)
An arched opening nearly buried by the earth (link to larger image)
A wider view of a building's remains (link to larger image)
A tall drop over one of the walls of the ruins (link to larger image)
An arched opening, barely visible under the earth (link to larger image)
Old plumbing lies at the bottom of one building (link to larger image)
Old pipes sticking out from a stone wall (link to larger image)
An old pipe poking out from a stone wall (link to larger image)
Moss clinging to a crumbling brick wall (link to larger image)
A fallen tree lies over a brick foundation (link to larger image)
Keystone with the date of 1887 over an arched opening (link to larger image)
Dam remnants near the water pumping station (link to larger image)
A slanted brick wall covered in moss (link to larger image)
Metal support rods sticking out of a brick wall (link to larger image)
Angled support rod on the old dam (link to larger image)
Water pumping station as viewed from the river's edge (link to larger image)
Dam remnants on the opposite shore (link to larger image)
Submerged wooden plank, preserved by the river (link to larger image)
One side of the dam used to block a tributary on the Eno (link to larger image)
Square structure beyond the dam (link to larger image)
Tributary waters flowing towards the Eno (link to larger image)
Another view of the dam (link to larger image)
Both sides of the tributary dam, barely visible through the foliage (link to larger image)
An abandoned sluice next to the dam (link to larger image)