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Broadhead Power House

1910

 
 
Broadhead Power House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2016
1. Broadhead Power House Marker
Inscription.
Broadhead Power House
1910
Electric power was an essential element in the Broadhead Brothers trolley lines in the city of Jamestown and the trolley lines that ran on both sides of Lake Chautauqua connecting Jamestown to Westfield and the New York Central Railroad.
 
Erected 2015 by Jamestown Historical Marker Committee.
 
Location. 42° 5.883′ N, 79° 15.159′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and West 8th Street, on the left when traveling west on Fairmount Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown NY 14701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Log Cabin 1810 (within shouting distance of this marker); American Revolution (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); De Longueuil Expedition (about 500 feet away); Steamboat Landing (about 700 feet away); Celeron Expedition (about 700 feet away); The Car Barns (approx. mile away); West Third Street Bridge (approx. mile away); The Jamestown Underground Railroad Tableau (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
Regarding Broadhead Power House.
Broadhead Power House Marker & Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2016
2. Broadhead Power House Marker & Intersection
The interurban lines on both sides of Lake Chautauqua were the Chautauqua Traction (south/west side) and the Jamestown, Westfield & Northwestern Railroad (north/east side). Reference: Denney,
John D.,Jr., "Traction Distraction," in the National Railway Bulletin, vol.65 no.4, National Railway Historical Society, 2000.
 
Also see . . .  Jamestown, Westfield & Northwestern Railroad - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 23, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Broadhead Power House Marker & Site image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2016
3. Broadhead Power House Marker & Site
Marker at center. West 6th Street bridge in background over the Chadakoin River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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