Saturday, May 18, 2019

Ansonia Canal — A Secret Garden



NEXT SLIDE-TALK

Finding Brass Valley

A Place in Time that Has Almost Vanished

May 31 from 11 am to 12:15 pm
Stamford Senior Center
888 Washington Boulevard 2nd Floor
Register at 203-977-5151 



PHOTOGRAPHER’S JOURNAL: This sunken factory yard was once filled with water, part of the canal that Anson Phelps built in 1845 to create the town he called Ansonia. Before the canal brought manufacturing, there was no town here. The canal still flows from the Kinneytown Dam for over a mile before disappearing underground and ending in a pool behind a wall just beyond the crane at the left edge of this picture. 



















2 comments:

Ginnie said...

I do love that you're still going strong on this important "project" of your life, Ted: The Brass Valley. I can't imagine anyone else doing the thorough job you've done...and are continuing to do. THANK YOU.

Emery Roth said...

And thank you for your continued interest. In fact the project reaches to all aspects of the industrial revolution in America.