For nearly 100 years the Amsterdam Steam Generating Station of the Adirondack Power and Light Corporation has stood on the south bank of the Mohawk River opposite the village of Cranesville.
Although the company that erected it passed into history long ago, the classic beauty of the building endures to show that its creators valued the aesthetic as much as the utilitarian. The structure's color and form were meant to celebrate electric power that brought prosperity to the region during the peak of America's industrial revolution.
The purpose of this booklet is to provide for posterity a tangible record of the building's construction and original appearance as well as a brief account of its early operation.
- Dave Northrup