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What was the Year?
1948

What was the Season?
summer

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This photo shows the area behind the American Legion Building On American Legion Dr. The old iron railroad bridge is still there, thats the Hadley Overpass to the right side of the photo - They were building the flood control chute at the time. Thats the old North Adams Train Station in the left upper corner of the photo. To bad that building was torn down. I'M not positive but I believe the year to be about 1948-1950.


Can you name the location?
N.Adams rail road yard. Flood control project

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to bad they demolished the old railroad station;As a young child the inside structure used to astound me. I can still remember each part.


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Flood control was installed: '53 - '55. Rusty.


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The building "abutting" the iron bridge was The Railway Express Agency. Gone with the past. Rusty.


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My father and father had a small restaurant at the corner of State and Summer...I loved going there because they would always take me to the train station to watch the trains. It was a wonderful train station, but like everything wonderful in North Adams, it was torn down.


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Some rusty memories written here. The best thing about North Adams was and is the wonderful people who live here. People make memories. Buildings wear out, uses get useless, time creates the need for change and change has been good for North Adams.


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I remember the train station, it was beautiful. Many historic buildings are restored for the next generation to enjoy. It is too bad this didn't happen to the Station.


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Who built the flood control project in NA???


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Rusty memories!? The buildings, not the people... the magical city of North Adams, after all, I was born and raised there too...I truly believe some could have been saved...like the train station and Fort Massachusetts...the Army Corps of Engineers started to build the flood walls after the big flood in 49'...actually the river was quite beautiful when it behaved itself.


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Yes, the river meandered along, usually quiet and lazy, when it misbehaved, it was bad. When I was a child, I used to watch the it flow from the Eagle Street bridge, many times changing colors from red to green because of the mills dumping dye into it. Actually it was beautiful! Why would anybody want to tear Fort Massachusetts down? money? That was an important landmark that could have been repaired and kept for the future. I sure hope Drury isn't the next to go!


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