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Home > Alaska > Unalaska > Naval Operating Base Dutch Harbor & Fort Mears, Powerhouse, Unalaska, Aleutian Islands, AK



B&W Photos
Exterior, Looking Southeast
HB3653
Exterior, Looking Southeast
Interior, Showing Inertia Pads
HB3654
Interior, Showing Inertia Pads
Interior, Showing Boilers
HB3655
Interior, Showing Boilers
Interior, Upper Level, Showing Overhead Cranes
HB3656
Interior, Upper Level, Showing Overhead Cranes
Interior, Top Floor, Showing Office In The Northeast Corner
HB3657
Interior, Top Floor, Showing Office In The Northeast Corner


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Item Title


Location
Powerhouse, Unalaska, AK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS AK-34-H
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-17).
Building/structure dates: 1942 initial construction
National Register Number: 85002733
Significance: The Powerhouse generated electricity for the Base through oil-fired steam powered engines. Designed to withstand the impact of a direct hit from a 500-pound bomb, the building is an outstanding example of such structures erected on American bases adjacent to combat zones during World War II.

Subjects
Powerhouses


Related Names
Office Of The Quartermaster General


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
2. INTERIOR, SHOWING INERTIA PADS
3. INTERIOR, SHOWING BOILERS
4. INTERIOR, UPPER LEVEL, SHOWING OVERHEAD CRANES
5. INTERIOR, TOP FLOOR, SHOWING OFFICE IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER


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