Go Back   Winnipesaukee Forum > Winnipesaukee Forums > History
Home Forums Gallery Blogs YouTube Channel Classifieds Links Calendar Register FAQDonate Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-22-2016, 02:29 PM   #1
gokart-mozart
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 161
Thanks: 2
Thanked 40 Times in 24 Posts
Default Spooky Brick Building in Woods in Alton

Between the Alton baseball/softball fields and the existing Alton Power Dam, in the woods, there is an abandoned brick structure with the windows and entry closed off by iron bars. Despite the padlock, it looks like people have been in there.

Does anyone know what this structure is/was?

Thanks.
gokart-mozart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2016, 10:57 PM   #2
upthesaukee
Senior Member
 
upthesaukee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Alton Bay
Posts: 4,754
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks: 1,452
Thanked 1,453 Times in 792 Posts
Default Power Turbine

Quote:
Originally Posted by gokart-mozart View Post
Between the Alton baseball/softball fields and the existing Alton Power Dam, in the woods, there is an abandoned brick structure with the windows and entry closed off by iron bars. Despite the padlock, it looks like people have been in there.

Does anyone know what this structure is/was?

Thanks.
Here is a couple of pics I took several years ago of the power turbine building. As I understand it, there was a pipe that ran from the dam to the building, into the turbine, and then exited the building in the river again. I also heard there were several of these electric stations on many small rivers throughout NH.
Attached Images
  
__________________
I Live Here... I am always UPTHESAUKEE !!!!
upthesaukee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 12:25 PM   #3
gokart-mozart
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 161
Thanks: 2
Thanked 40 Times in 24 Posts
Default Thanks

Thanks. I figured it served some water-driven function. Reminded me of some of the puzzles in the Myst-Riven game universe.
gokart-mozart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2016, 07:12 AM   #4
dpg
Senior Member
 
dpg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,441
Thanks: 137
Thanked 211 Times in 153 Posts
Default

Geez how big/deep is that hole? Looks like an accident waiting to happen when someone falls in.
dpg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

This page was generated in 0.25541 seconds