Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Last Building Standing in Upper Waterford Before Flooding
This photo (circa ~1955) shows the Union Church in the village of Upper Waterford during the construction of the Moore dam, just before the flooding caused by the impoundment of the Connecticut River. It was the last building standing in the former village and in the photo it stands in stark contrast to the cleared and bulldozed landscape now surrounding it. I believe that the Union Church was burned down just before the flooding took place.
Close-up view of the Union Church (before land clearing - date unknown):