Wachusett Dam & Reservoir


Houses Under the Dam

One of the many little mysteries and unanswered questions that keep turning up in the study the archives is this one.

Why, right in the middle of a vast construction project, should there have been two largely undisturbed houses left in place…on the upstream side of the dam?

The houses appear to be in their original positions, just above the remains of River Street, with busy construction activities underway all around them.

Let’s take a closer look.



Before the start of the project

After construction of the Coffer Dam

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