<< UPDATE: July 2, 2020 - This Location Was Torn Down >>
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.
The following historical information was written and provide by Jean Barr on May 15, 2019.
"Carden Heeney was the Water Works Commissioner for the City of Ottawa and as such got to live in this house from 1933 until his death. He was married to my mother's sister Margaret Reid of Arnprior. I spent a lot of time at this house and just loved it. It had originally been some sort of pump house and was converted into a home. Downstairs in the room nearest the river was a very large living room with half round windows at either end. When you entered the home, the living room was to the right, the kitchen straight ahead of the entrance, there was a long hall that went the length of the rest of the house, a dining room to the left of the kitchen, just off the hall. At the end of the hall was the bathroom and a small study beside the bathroom. There was a staircase that went up off the living room to a large bedroom and a small bathroom on the second floor. Also off the living room was a screened/glassed in sun room - a lovely place to sit and read.My uncle and aunt loved to entertain and in the living room was a large grand piano, the center for a lot of parties. The grounds were maintained by the City of Ottawa. gorgeous flower beds with little walkways through them. There was a small garage at the back of the house. I regret that I do not have a coloured picture of the house and grounds. There was a stone set of stairs off about the middle of the driveway that went up to the road. There used to be a small guard house at the entrance of the bridge."