This page is
devoted to showing the housing for the miners, and where they were once located.
Ultimately this page will have maps, and contemporary
images. But for now you'll have to live with the historical!
is a really great picture. This is the base image for a stereograph. The
stereograph however cuts off the left most buildings. The worker housing is on
housing is strewn upon the hillside here. Notice the row of houses on the right
later view of the worker housing north of East Portal. Sorry its a bit dim, but
the postcard I scanned it from wasn't in the best shape!
later picture. Notice that several of the houses in the nice straight row have
been torn down.
of the village north of the portal.
view probably from the rail bed of the Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington RR. Most of
the buildings in the village are gone at this point. The bridge also looks like
the contemporary bridge. It looks like you can see the rail grade of the HT&W at
the left-center. This picture is a bit blurry, but you can still see things
decently in the zoomed version.
A view of the
village south of the East Portal. I believe some of these building are still
there. Some may have not been involved with the tunnel construction.
One of the
East Portal village hotels. This one pictured here is on the Florida side.
Hoosac station, and I don't know what the closer building is.
Central Shaft Village
No pictures yet. Stay tuned!
to fiddle around with the brightness settings on this image, so it may look a
bit odd. You can see a few
buildings up on the hill. I am not sure if these were workers houses or not. The
building to the right is the brick kiln. This picture is taken looking at the
of the Nitroglycerin Factory. You can see a row of houses in the background.
These are located just off of West Shaft Rd.
same houses as above but a closer view.
I am not entirely sure where these houses were actually located. I think the road in the picture is the 4 wheeler trail near West Portal. Further
investigation is required.