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Power House

The Power House was built in the early 1900s and is one of the original buildings on the Abbey site. When built, it housed the boilers, shops, electric generators and the press.

The boilers have been converted from coal, to oil,

to gas, and now back to burning coal. Coal firing

remains a dusty, labor intensive endeavor, but

the savings on heating costs make it well worth

the effort put into it. Today these ancient boilers

idle along at 10 psi, but there was a time when

they ran at 150 psi, and powered the electric

generators for the whole city of Richardton.

In 2009, power generation has returned to the Power

House at Assumption Abbey. This generator has been

installed in what was the old coal room, and it will

provide enough power to energize our entire campus

in the event of a power failure. That makes this diesel

powered generator more powerful than the huge

monsters that used to live here.

The rear view of the powerhouse shows the chimney,

and the coal tower with its many conveyors and augers.

Power House

The Power House was built in the early 1900s and is one of the original buildings on the Abbey site. When built, it housed the boilers, shops, electric generators and the press.

The boilers have been converted from coal, to oil,

to gas, and now back to burning coal. Coal firing

the savings on heating costs make it well worth

the effort put into it. Today these ancient boilers

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