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The LaSalle Wine Vats

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The first electric lights in Farmington were streetlights? They were installed by the  Detroit and Northwestern Railway (precurser to the D.U.R.) as one of the requirements to run it's Interurban line through Farmington.

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LaSalle's Unique Concrete Aging Vats
The LaSalle Winery was converted from an electric powerhouse to a winery therefore several unique features were added in order to produce wine.
One of these features is a series of concrete vats which were used for aging some of the wines at the winery. These vats were made of poured concrete much like a basement is made today. The only way to get inside through a was a small opening less than 2 feet tall and one foot wide.
These vats were built in the early 1930's and were made of concrete and lined with window glass to seal the vats to keep the wine inside.
These vats are unique to The Old Winery and can not be seen anywhere else.