Sunday, April 07, 2013

Deer Lake Power House Circa 1920's

This vintage photo shows the Deer Lake Power House at about the time of its commission in 1925. At  that time Deer Lake had a population of several hundreds. There were seven large company houses  on Nicholsville Road. The Williams family lived at 126 Nicholville Rd. in one of the company houses that was leased by Bowater's for  $16.00 per month.

My grandfather, Aneurin Tudor Williams, arrived in Newfoundland from Wales in 1923 as principal engineer with Newfoundland Power and Paper. Father joined him in 1925 and the rest is family history !

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi there - I am very interested in this image = using it for exhibit purposes in Deer Lake. Could you please contact me to discuss? I can be reached at 506-875-1223

Hope to hear from you soon :)
Stephanie McDougall