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1850

The New York Institution for the Blind circa 1850
The introduction of Croton water and the connection with the sewer were events recorded in  the Annual Report of 1850. A reports states "the south privy has been filled up, and  connection made with the sewer...it was deemed advisable to connect only one privy  at first, to ascertain if its contents would be discharged into the sewer in 8th Avenue  without becoming obstructed".
The introduction of Croton water and the connection with the sewer were events recorded in the Annual Report of 1850. A reports states "the south privy has been filled up, and connection made with the sewer...it was deemed advisable to connect only one privy at first, to ascertain if its contents would be discharged into the sewer in 8th Avenue without becoming obstructed".