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Bust of Henry Spencer Palmer, Yokohama

Bust of Henry Spencer Palmer - Yokohama, Japan
Bust of Henry Spencer Palmer
63-10 Oimatsucho, Yokohama, Japan 220-0032Map
Nogeyama Park
Neighborhood: Nishi-ku
Overview

Palmer (April 30, 1838 to February 10, 1893) was a British military engineer and surveyor who worked in various countries including New Zealand and Canada before eventually settling in Japan. He designed and supervised the building of Japan's first modern water system, including a reservoir at Nogeyama. Water was brought in and distributed through lead pipes to the town's households. The water quality in Yokohama had previously been poor since much of the land was marsh and waterborne diseases were common. The bronze bust in Nogeyama Park was erected in 1987 by the Yokohama Water Works to commemorate the organization's 100th anniversary. -AH

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Hinodecho Station on the Keihin Electric Express Railway line
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