Great Falls Generating Station

Paterson, NJ

Between 1912 and 1914, the Great Falls Generating Station was built just to the south of the falls. It has a nameplate 10.95 kilowatts, quite tiny by modern standards, but a meaningful contribution to the area's industrial infrastructure at the time.

Great Falls Generating Station - Headhouse of generating plant
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Headhouse of generating plant
Great Falls Generating Station - Generating plant intake gate
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Generating plant intake gate
Great Falls Generating Station - Generating plant sign
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Generating plant sign
Great Falls Generating Station - Intake warning signs
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Intake warning signs
Great Falls Generating Station - Power plant historic sign
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Power plant historic sign
Great Falls Generating Station - Power plant headhouse
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Power plant headhouse
Great Falls Generating Station - Power plant intake
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Power plant intake
Great Falls Generating Station - Power plant intake
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Power plant intake
Great Falls Generating Station - Generating station
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Generating station
Great Falls Generating Station - Power plant outflow
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Power plant outflow
Great Falls Generating Station - Generating station
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Generating station
Great Falls Generating Station - Memorial plaque
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Memorial plaque
Great Falls Generating Station - View from Overlook Park of river flowing away from the falls
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View from Overlook Park of river flowing away from the falls
Great Falls Generating Station - Harry Haines Memorial Park plaque
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Harry Haines Memorial Park plaque
Great Falls Generating Station - Allied Textile Printing site description sign
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Allied Textile Printing site description sign
Great Falls Generating Station - Park balconies
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Park balconies
Great Falls Generating Station - View of the falls from behind the generating station
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View of the falls from behind the generating station
Great Falls Generating Station - Overlook Park dedication plaque
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Overlook Park dedication plaque
Great Falls Generating Station - 31 McBride Avenue
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31 McBride Avenue
Great Falls Generating Station - 31 McBride Avenue
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31 McBride Avenue
Great Falls Generating Station - Abandoned buildings on McBride Avenue
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Abandoned buildings on McBride Avenue

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