Charming and Quaint Collinsville. Norman Rockwell would have loved it. The Collins brothers are no longer there running the Collins Axe and Machete factory. They harnessed the power of the river and drew significant amounts of energy from it. (A Canton old timer told me that in Summer when water levels were low, a rider on horseback would be sent to Great Barrington to make a request that additional water be released so that it would arrive at the factory when needed. ) Additional power was supplied by immigrants from Poland, Ireland and elsewhere as they sat on contraptions similar to a bicycle and peddled. The reduced grindstones can be found all around the village. This lot is elevated high above the road. Spectacular site for a well designed Contemporary or other style house. A wall of glass will yield incredible VIEWS over the Farmington River and the Village of Collinsville. Shared paved driveway already in place. Town water and Town sewer available at the street and have been extended onto the lot. This an ideal site on which to build a Swiss Chalet,..Post and Beam, ..or glassy Contemporary style house .
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