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Posted 29 October 2008 - 02:41 PM
It also says that the purpose of the construction of Riverside Station in 1914 was to replace the old Madison Ave. plant. Gee, that means we may have to find the remains of TWO plants.
Riverside Plant. The Riverside power plant was built in 1914. It served Water-Light customers for nearly a half century. The smokestacks, 275 feet tall, were felled by dynamite blasts Dec.13, 1963.
Posted 29 October 2008 - 02:53 PM
I think it was on the Southside. Probably near the bend of the river - there seems to be some flats there where something big once stood:
Looks like it to me. If it is Riverside, though, that would be along the north side of 352 between 352 and Pultney St.
Posted 29 October 2008 - 03:01 PM
Posted 01 November 2008 - 06:26 AM
Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:15 AM
Yep, this plant is still there. It was started in 1948, added to in 1951 and shut down operations in 1994.It has been completely dark until recently. Now there are numerous outdoor lights on around the plant. I'm wondering if they are thinking of reopening it. I hope not, unless they install some better emission controls. Most of the time it just released a bluish smoke and steam, but during stale air, the entire valley would fill up with a ghastly yellow hazeHere are a couple of links, the first one shows a picture of it from the river. It is definitely not the same plant as originally posted by Rancid.http://counties.cce.... ... dKiosk.pdfhttp://www.answers.c... ... orporationFinally, here is a Google Earth View of Hickling in all its glory. hickling.jpg 125.68KB 222 downloads
Does the name "Hickling Station" ring a bell with anyone? I remember it being in Big Flats, just up-river from the River Road bridge.
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