Austin Dam

In ruins
Also known as: Bayless Paper Company Dam
Railroad St.; Austin, PA

Former dam destroyed by flooding in 1911

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Historical marker

Photo taken by Brian Manville on October 1, 2018

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 15, 1987
Reference number
86003570
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Water works
Current function
Underwater
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1911

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2018: New photo from Brian Manville

Comments 

Austin Dam - Flood Centennial
Posted April 2, 2011, by Austin Flood Centennial (austinpa2011 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Plans are underway for the Austin Flood Centennial event. We have a great weekend planned for September 30 – October 2, 2011, kicking off with a commemorative ceremony to honor the victims of the Austin Flood. Then we’ll be turning back the clock and partying like it is 1911 with living history actors, hot air ballon rides, vintage baseball, woodhick games, demonstrations of 1911 crafts and trades, live music, ethnic foods and more. Visit the Austin Flood Centennial website at http://www.austin2011.com for more information. Hope all friends and fans of the dam will join us!

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