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Historic Transformer Sub-Stations Buildings
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Transformer sub-station buildings were erected in the early 20th century to house transformer equipment of the power grid. Help documenting these interesting, but slowly disappearing structures.

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A transformer station in Dornach, Switzerland, designed in 1926 by Rudolf Steiner

Transformers were invented in the late 19th century, they made it possible to transmit electric energy at higher voltages over longer distances with less energy loss than before and are essential for the power grids we have today.


A transformerhouse from 1915 in Thompson Falls, MT

Sometimes, special buildings were created for the transformer stations to protect the equipment and the surrounding area, as well as for reasons of appearance. Those building were usually in or near inhabited areas to transform the high voltage back to what is used in the houses, their larger counterparts near power stations were much less put inside special buildings, but also these do exist.

We are looking for the historic transformer sub-station buildings here, the architecture, not the technology. Those stations were built from the late 19th century until into the mid-20th century. Some of them have been destroyed since, but there can still be found many of them around. They can be active, abandoned or converted to other uses like museums, stores, even apartments or distilleries.


Transformer station from 1898 in Rossland, BC, converted to a residence


A transformer station from the 1920s in Gelterkinden, Switzerland

They may have the shape of a tower or a house or a have a completely independent distinct architecture. Some are unobtrusive and do not attract attention, but others are representative and clearly show the pride of the community to be a part of the technological progress.

What we are NOT looking for:
Transformer technology without a real building or modern utility box type sub-stations, like these:

Pictures:

  • Dornach by fi67
  • Thompson Falls by BK-Hunters
  • Rossland by BK-Hunters
  • Gelterkinden by fi67
  • polemount transformer 2004 by user Glogger *
  • Modern transformer station in Germany 2005 by user Karlo *
* Pictures from Wikimedia used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license

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A substation building in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Meirion

location: North Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/11/2022

last visited: never

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A transformer tower in a residential zone in the south of Rheinfelden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Aargau, Switzerland

date approved: 4/29/2022

last visited: never

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Transformer on the road

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Extremadura, Spain

date approved: 4/13/2022

last visited: 4/15/2022

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Transformer station "Friedhof" in Ochtendung.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 3/30/2022

last visited: never

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A substation building in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Meirion

location: North Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/28/2022

last visited: never

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Historic, historic...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 3/28/2022

last visited: 3/28/2022

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Historic sub-transformer station at the Bernhardweg in Lochem.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member eilers1

location: Gelderland, Netherlands

date approved: 3/12/2022

last visited: 3/13/2022

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A substation building in Menai Bridge, Ynys Môn, Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Meirion

location: North Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/1/2022

last visited: never

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Transformer number 15CP72

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 2/23/2022

last visited: 2/24/2022

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Historic Transformer Sub-Stations BuildingsTrafostation Hauptstraße - Urmitz, RP, Germany

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Transformer Station at Main street in Urmitz/Rhein.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 2/12/2022

last visited: never

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Historic Transformer Sub-Stations BuildingsHEC Substation, Murray and Davey Streets, Hobart, Tasmania

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The 1940 HEC Substation constructed in the Art Deco style on the Davey and Murray Street intersection was likely the work of important Tasmanian Art Deco architect Sid Blythe. (from premier.tas.gov.au website, Conservation Management Plan)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Andrex228

location: Tasmania, Australia

date approved: 2/11/2022

last visited: 6/15/2022

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Historic Transformer Sub-Stations BuildingsSubstation - Gyffin Substation, Mill Hill, Conwy, Wales

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A substation building in Gyffin, Conwy, Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Meirion

location: North Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/10/2022

last visited: never

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A substation building in Conwy, Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Meirion

location: North Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/10/2022

last visited: never

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Historic Transformer Sub-Stations BuildingsTrafostation Neuwieder Straße - Saffig, RP, Germany

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Transformer Station at Neuwieder Straße in Saffig.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 2/1/2022

last visited: never

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Historic Transformer Sub-Stations BuildingsFormer Garrison Dam Transformer Building -- Riverdale ND USA

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The original 1960 transformers in the Transformer House at Garrison Dam were removed and replaced with modern outdoor transformer equipment installed nearby

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: North Dakota

date approved: 1/30/2022

last visited: 2/22/2022

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A substation building in Llanfairfechan, Conwy, Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Meirion

location: North Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/30/2022

last visited: never

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Historic Transformer Sub-Stations BuildingsHighland Electric Supply Building, Bowral, NSW, Australia

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Located close to the centre of Bowral, this former transformer building is now used as the office of Highland Tax and Accounting

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Aussiebrian

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 1/21/2022

last visited: never

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Historic Transformer Sub-Stations BuildingsTrafostation Maria Laach - Glees, RP, Germany

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Transformer Station at Maria Laach, Glees.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 1/20/2022

last visited: never

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Transformer of Fenosa

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 1/16/2022

last visited: 1/17/2022

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TRansformer close old prision

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 1/10/2022

last visited: 1/11/2022

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Transformer in Sanabria

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Castilla y León, Spain

date approved: 1/8/2022

last visited: 1/8/2022

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Transformer Station at Bendorfer Straße in Weitersburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 1/6/2022

last visited: never

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Historic Transformer Sub-Stations BuildingsTransformatorenstation Birsfelderstrasse - Muttenz, BL, Switzerland

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A historic transformer substation in the west of Muttenz.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Basel Landschaft, Switzerland

date approved: 12/6/2021

last visited: never

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Transformer of Fenosa

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 11/16/2021

last visited: 11/16/2021

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Historic Transformer Sub-Stations BuildingsSubstation - Gelert Street Substation, Gelert Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales

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A substation building in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Meirion

location: North Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/11/2021

last visited: never

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