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Dayville Mills Hydroelectric Facility, Dam, North side of Route 101, .5 mile west of Route 395, Killingly Center, Windham County, CT



B&W Photos

HB265618
View North, South Face Of Dam At Right Center, Headgates And Canal At Left

HB265619
View East, West End Of Dam At Center, Headgate Operating Mechanisms At Left

HB265620
View Southeast, West End Of Dam At Left Center, Headgate Structure At Center


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Location
.5 mile west of Route 395, Killingly Center, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-145-A
Significance: The Dayville Mills Hydroelectric Facility dam was built c1858 to divert water to the adjacent Dayville Mills Complex where the power of the falling water was utilized to drive textile equipment. The dam was rebuilt c1925 and stands in fair condition in 1993. In 1858 Sabin L. Sayles and Harris C. Sayles of Pascoag, RI, built a textile mill building in Dayville. In the mid 1800's the area was characterized by an influx of out of state firms moving in and expanding the textile industry. In 1883 a 50 foot by 200 foot 4-1/2 story brick structure was erected by the Sabin L. Sayles Co. This woolen goods manufactory became the principal industrial institution in the village of Dayville. In 1993 the building stands vacant.

Subjects
Dams


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTH, SOUTH FACE OF DAM AT RIGHT CENTER, HEADGATES AND CANAL AT LEFT
2. VIEW EAST, WEST END OF DAM AT CENTER, HEADGATE OPERATING MECHANISMS AT LEFT
3. VIEW SOUTHEAST, WEST END OF DAM AT LEFT CENTER, HEADGATE STRUCTURE AT CENTER


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