Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation collection, 1911-1915
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Brief Description:

Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation collection (1973-61-0) contains items related to Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation's work for the Connecticut Power Company from the year 1911 through 1915. Represented in the collection are contracts, specifications, photographs, and other various documents. The bulk of the material deals with the construction of the Connecticut Power Company's Hydro-Electric Power Plant in Falls Village. The two volumes of bound contracts contain written agreements as well as brief plans for contracted power units and equipment to be built by Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation. One bound volume of specification plans give more detailed plans, and contain maps, sketches, and blueprints along with written descriptions. Also present in the collection are three volumes of photographs from 1913-1915. The majority of the photographs chronicle the construction of the various components of the power plant in Falls Village, including images of work camps, views of dam construction, the erection of a Railroad trestle, canal excavation, construction of the power house, assembly of equipment, nightwork, and various other photos of the Van Dyke Substation, Dutch Point Plant, Bristol Power Station, Thomaston Power Station, and the Torrington Power Plant. A published pamphlet titled "The Falls Village Hydro-Electric Development Of The Connecticut Power Company" details the industrial development of the area and discusses the construction of hte Hydro-Electric plant.

Three volumes of photographs are housed in 3A Box 8.

Other bound volumes are housed in 3A Box 8a.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at] litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Record Series Number: 00/1973-61-0
Created by: Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation
Volume: 0.0
Acquired: 07/00/1973.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Blueprints
Connecticut Light and Power Company
Electric lines--Location--Connecticut
Electric power transmission--Equipment and supplies--Location--Connecticut
Engineering-construction projects
Engineering firms--Massachusetts--Boston
Power-plants--Connecticut
Specifications
Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation
Genres/Forms of Material
Contracts
Photographs
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: William L. Warren  Gift
PreferredCitation: Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation collection (1973-61-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.