Source: London Free Press - June 19, 1905
The Traction Line's power house was built on Chelsea Green, just south of the Thames River. It was located, ironically enough, on a siding on the east side of the London and Port Stanley Railway. This siding also served the Richards-Wilcox Canada Hardware factory. The generating equipment was supplied by Bruce Peebles & Co. of Edinburgh, Scotland. The powerhouse was demolished sometime between 1922 and 1942. Aerial photos of the area show it gone by then. Below are several images used with Permission from the Serge Sauer Map Library at the University of Western Ontario. The first two images show the area in 1922. One original and one marked, showing the powerhouse location and landmarks. Below that is an image from the 1915 Fire Insurance Plan, also courtesy the Sauer Library, showing the same area.
Source: Serge A. Sauer Map Library, University of Western Ontario - London Air Photos, 1922
Source: Serge A. Sauer Map Library, University of Western Ontario - London Fire Insurance Plan - 1915
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