Tonawanda Power Company and 435 Robinson

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Tonawanda Power Company and 435 Robinson

Description

Around 1889, what would be come the Tonawanda Power Company supplied electricity to NT from a small steam unit on Tonawanda Island, fed by wood shavings from the Doebler Planing Mill. Office was at the northeast corner of Main and Goundry in an old frame building. Arc lights on a few streets were run. A few "daring" homes and businesses ran its power.

In 1896, a power line was built from Niagara Falls, and the company "abandoned" its Tonawanda Island facility, and built the Robinson Street station under the Tonawanda Power Company name.

In 1925 they become "associated with" Buffalo General Electric, Niagara Falls Power Co. and others.

In 1929, they open a new headquarters on Sweeney and Webster, today Buffalo Suzuki Strings.

Items

Niagara Power, photos (Electrical World vol28 no22 pp653-655, 1896-11-28).jpg

Niagara Power, photos (Electrical World vol28 no22 pp653-655, 1896-11-28).jpg

Present-day Remington Seafood Exchange in Fig.2? (Buffalo and Niagara Falls Powerhouse)

Powerhouse - Niagara Falls Power Co.. illustration (Greater Buffalo NY Undustrial Commercial, 1914).jpg

Powerhouse - Niagara Falls Power Co.. illustration (Greater Buffalo NY Undustrial Commercial, 1914).jpg

The architecture in these Niagara Falls buildings is echoed by the Robinson Street power house in North Tonawanda.