Tariffville Dam/hydroelectric station on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, 1918Tariffville Dam hydroelectric station switchboard, photo probably taken soon after the station was in service on December 1, 1899Tariffville Dam hydroelectric station on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, 1900Tariffville Dam on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, about 1900Tariffville Dam/hydroelectric station on Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, February 14, 1900Tariffville Dam, February 14, 1900
Tariffville Dam on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, February 14, 1900Tariffville Dam on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, possibly February 19, 1914Tariffville Dam on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, possibly February 19, 1914Tariffville Dam and hydroelectric station from west side of Farmington River, possibly 1915Tariffville Dam on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, January 15, 1918Tariffville Dam, February 1934
Tariffville Dam hydroelectric station on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, undatedTariffville Dam hydroelectric station on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, 1948Walter Atkin with fish at the Tariffville Dam on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, 1948Walter Atkin fishing out of a window at the Tariffville Dam on Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, 1948Walter Atkin fishing from a window at the Tariffville Dam hydroelectric station on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, 1948Tariffville Dam hydroelectric station on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, December 1948
Tariffville Dam hydroelectric station on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, December 1948Tariffville Dam, December 1948Tariffville Dam, December 1948Tariffville Dam, December 1948Tariffville Dam, February 1950Tariffville Dam hydroelectric station on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut, November 8, 1951

Tariffville Dam, a set on Flickr.

This week we’ve shown a handful of photographs of the old Tariffville Dam, which was built in 1899 on the Farmington River by the Hartford Electric Light Company, and lasted until 1955 when it was destroyed by floods. We’ve put more photographs of the dam on Flickr — check them out!

Laura Smith, Curator for Business, Railroad and Labor Collections

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