. The ruins are those of an old Victorian style house. The house is located to the right of the "Lemieux Island" vehicle bridge.
The following historical information was writtena nd provided by the Hintonburg Community Association Inc.
The Hintonburg Pumping Station was built shortly before the turn of the century as the water pumping station for the Village of Hintonburg (incorporated 1893). Hintonburg was annexed by the City of Ottawa in 1907 and the pumping station continued to serve until a new pump house was built on Lemieux Island in 1917. With the completion of the Lemieux Island Water Purification Plant in 1932, the building was altered to become a residence and served as the gatehouse to the Lemieux Island facility. The building was occupied by Caradoc I. Clarke, the Superintendant of the Filtration Plant, then by Cardin Heeney, the Deputy Comissioner (later Commissioner) of Waterworks.
The Pumping Station as seen in the photo was a one and one half storey cut limestone structure with a pitched roof and an open verandah on the south and east facades. There was a circular turret with a conical roof and a large half-round window on the north and south facades.
In 1989 the Hintonburg Pumping Station was severely damaged by fire. The building had been designated in 1987 under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act and re-zoned to Heritage Commercial in 1988 in order to encourage reuse of the property.
The pumping station forms part of a complex of heritage structures related to the supply of water to the City of Ottawa: the aqueduct system, the Fleet Street Pumping Station and the LeMieux Island Filtration Plant.