William T. Powers’ Sawmill

Timeline:
1868 — William T. Powers constructs sawmill at southern terminus of West Side Water Power Canal
1880 — Sep — Grand Rapids Electric Light & Power dynamo No. 7 C5 (18-light) moved
1880 — 13 Oct — New Brush Electric dynamo No. 7 K8 (18-light) added
1881 — 18 May — New 40-light Brush dynamo No. 8 C17 added
1881 — Nov — Brush dynamos move north into permanent G. R. E. L. & P. Steam backup brick building
1881 — Dec — Leased to Grand Rapids Wheelbarrow Company
1885 — 16 Jul — Slightly damaged roof fire by sparks from passing engine
1903 — 4 Apr — Destroyed in Gypsum Products Manufacturing Company fire

Location: West Side Water Power Canal at Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad Bridge

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