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Norwich Water Power Company, Headgates, West bank of Shetucket River opposite Fourteenth S, Norwich, New London County, CT



B&W Photos

HB268995
View North, General View Showing South Wall Of Bulkhead And Archways For Water Passages; Gatehouse

HB268996
View North, Detail Of Tablet Set Into South Wall Of Bulkhead

HB268997
View Northwest, South And East Elevations Of Gatehouse

HB268998
View Northwest, Interior Of Gatehouse, Showing Row Of Gate Operating Mechanisms; Height Of Stems Indicates Foreground Gate Is Open

HB268999
View Northwest, Detail Of Operating Mechanism, Gate Closed


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Item Title


Location
West bank of Shetucket River opposite Fourteenth S, Norwich, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-147-B
Significance: The headgates are significant as a major component of a rebuilding of the Norwich Water Power Company's facilities in 1882. The project reduced the length of the canal and improved the flow of water, thereby better meeting the needs of the numerous manufacturers who had located their factories along the company's canal. Taken together, the Greeneville mills represented the largest concentration of industry in Norwich throughout the 19th century, and the water and waterpower provided by the dam, headgates, and canal were vital to their operation.

Subjects
Gates


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTH, GENERAL VIEW SHOWING SOUTH WALL OF BULKHEAD AND ARCHWAYS FOR WATER PASSAGES; GATEHOUSE
2. VIEW NORTH, DETAIL OF TABLET SET INTO SOUTH WALL OF BULKHEAD
3. VIEW NORTHWEST, SOUTH AND EAST ELEVATIONS OF GATEHOUSE
4. VIEW NORTHWEST, INTERIOR OF GATEHOUSE, SHOWING ROW OF GATE OPERATING MECHANISMS; HEIGHT OF STEMS INDICATES FOREGROUND GATE IS OPEN
5. VIEW NORTHWEST, DETAIL OF OPERATING MECHANISM, GATE CLOSED


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