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Ear Falls Hydro Colony
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Construction of the Hydro colony began in 1937 to house employees and their families. However, when the second unit of the power plant was installed, the construction camp was built on the west side of the dam away from the Hydro colony, at the present site of the transformer yard which supplies the Ear Falls townsite. Hydro construction crews were not only working on the dam, but were also rebuilding the Hydro colony. At that time, they built seven new two storey homes, a school house, and a community hall. All buildings had running water, sewers, full basements, laundry facilities, and were heated by wood furnaces.

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Local identifier
EFPL:P776
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 50.63955 Longitude: -93.23526
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Ear Falls Public Library
Email:reference@tbpl.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

Box 369

2 Willow Crescent

Ear Falls, ON

P0V 1T0

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Ear Falls Hydro Colony


Construction of the Hydro colony began in 1937 to house employees and their families. However, when the second unit of the power plant was installed, the construction camp was built on the west side of the dam away from the Hydro colony, at the present site of the transformer yard which supplies the Ear Falls townsite. Hydro construction crews were not only working on the dam, but were also rebuilding the Hydro colony. At that time, they built seven new two storey homes, a school house, and a community hall. All buildings had running water, sewers, full basements, laundry facilities, and were heated by wood furnaces.