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Big Creek Hydroelectric System, Powerhouse 8, Operator Cottage, Big Creek, Big Creek, Fresno County, CA



B&W Photos

HB152870
Overview Of Building 105 Showing Local Setting

HB152871
Overview Of Powerhouse 8 Complex

HB152872
East Exterior Corner Showing Catwalk

HB152873
Exterior Of East Side Showing Stairs To Catwalk And Open Utility Room Door

HB152874
Exterior Of West Side Showing Enclosed Porch Screened Window And Front Entry Door

HB152875
South Exterior Side Showing Triangular Knee Brace Supports And Enclosed Porch Screened Windows

HB152876
North Exterior Side Showing Triangular Knee Brace Supports And Enclosed Porch Screened Windows

HB152877
Interior Of West Side Enclosed Screen Porch

HB152878
Interior Of South Side Enclosed Screen Porch

HB152879
Interior Of South Side Enclosed Screen Porch Showing 1/2 Screen Door To Exterior And Double French Doors To Dining Room

HB152880
Interior Of West Side Enclosed Screen Porch In Opposite View From Ca-167-a-8

HB152881
Interior Of North End Enclosed Screen Porch

HB152882
West Side Enclosed Screen Porch Exterior Window Detail

HB152883
Living Room Interior Showing West Side And South End Double French Doors, And Fiberboard Walls

HB152884
Living Room Interior Showing Double Door Archway Into Dining Room And Doorway Into South End Of Hall

HB152885
Dining Room Interior Showing Double Door Archway Into Living Room And Double French Doors Into South End Screened Porch

HB152886
Dining Room Interior Showing Group Of Three 1 Light Over 1 Light Windows, And Doorway Into Kitchen

HB152887
Kitchen Interior Showing Built-in Corner Cabinets

HB152888
Kitchen Interior Showing Door Into Utility Room With Built-in Pantry At Right

HB152889
Kitchen Interior Showing Cabinets Around Sink

HB152890
Utility Room Interior Showing Built-in Cabinets

HB152891
Bathroom Interior Showing Doorway Into Hall

HB152892
Bathroom Interior, Detail Of Original Medicine Cabinet

HB152893
Bedroom #1 Interior Showing Open Door To Hall With Hall Linen Closets Visible In Background, And Partially Open Door To Closet

HB152894
Bedroom #1 Interior Showing Single French Door To Screened Porch

HB152895
Bedroom #2 Interior Showing Open Door To Hall With Open Door To Bathroom In Background.

HB152896
Bedroom #2 Interior Showing Double French Doors To Screened Porch And Unusual Windowed Closet Through Open Five-paneled Door

HB152897
Bedroom #2 Interior Showing Original Ceiling Light Fixture

HB152898
Bedroom #3 Interior Showing Double French Doors To Screened Porch And Five-paneled Door To Hall

HB152899
Bedroom #3 Interior Showing 1 Light Over 1 Light Window On East Wall And Partially Opened Door To Windowed Closet

HB152900
Hall Interior Showing Single French Door To North Side Screened Porch, And Trap-door Access To Attic


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Item Title


Location
Big Creek, Big%252BCreek%252Bvicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-167-A
Significance: Building 105, Powerhouse 8, is one of the few surviving examples of operator housing from the Big Creek System period of significance (1911-1929). Its significance derives from its contribution to an understanding of the historic character of the physical and social environment of the Powerhouse 8 compound. The Big Creek System is significant as a classic example of hydroelectric engineering and technology, for its association with John S. Eastwood, Henry E. Huntington, and George C. Ward, and its contribution to development of the Los Angeles metropolitan Area.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERVIEW OF BUILDING 105 SHOWING LOCAL SETTING. ROOF, NORTH END, AND WEST SIDE OF BUILDING 105 ARE VISIBLE AT LEFT PHOTO CENTER BEHIND UTILITY POLE. ROOF AND WEST END OF BUILDING 110 ARE VISIBLE AT PHOTO RIGHT BEHIND TREES. VIEW TO SOUTH FROM STREET ABOVE HOUSES.
2. OVERVIEW OF POWERHOUSE 8 COMPLEX. POWERHOUSE IS VISIBLE AT UPPER PHOTO CENTER. BUILDING 105 IS PROMINENT TRANSVERSE GABLE ROOF AT LOWER PHOTO CENTER. BIG CREEK CURVES AROUND BUILDINGS AT LOWER PHOTO. VIEW TO WEST.
3. EAST EXTERIOR CORNER SHOWING CATWALK. OPEN DOOR ON EAST SIDE OF THE HOUSE ENTERS INTO UTILITY ROOM. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
4. EXTERIOR OF EAST SIDE SHOWING STAIRS TO CATWALK AND OPEN UTILITY ROOM DOOR. OPEN DOOR AT BOTTOM OF STAIRS LEADS TO BASEMENT. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
5. EXTERIOR OF WEST SIDE SHOWING ENCLOSED PORCH SCREENED WINDOW AND FRONT ENTRY DOOR. VIEW TO EAST.
6. SOUTH EXTERIOR SIDE SHOWING TRIANGULAR KNEE BRACE SUPPORTS AND ENCLOSED PORCH SCREENED WINDOWS. ON BASIC FLOOR-PLAN FOR THE SIX-ROOM HOUSE THIS END WAS THE FRONT ENTRANCE. VIEW TO NORTH.
7. NORTH EXTERIOR SIDE SHOWING TRIANGULAR KNEE BRACE SUPPORTS AND ENCLOSED PORCH SCREENED WINDOWS. VIEW TO SOUTH.
8. INTERIOR OF WEST SIDE ENCLOSED SCREEN PORCH. OPEN LOUVERED DIVIDER DOOR IS VISIBLE AT LEFT PHOTO CENTER. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
9. INTERIOR OF SOUTH SIDE ENCLOSED SCREEN PORCH. 3/4 CLOSED LOUVERED DIVIDER DOOR IS VISIBLE AT PHOTO CENTER. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
10. INTERIOR OF SOUTH SIDE ENCLOSED SCREEN PORCH SHOWING 1/2 SCREEN DOOR TO EXTERIOR AND DOUBLE FRENCH DOORS TO DINING ROOM. HOLE AT BOTTOM LEFT OF 1/2 SCREEN DOOR WAS A CAT DOOR. VIEW TO EAST.
11. INTERIOR OF WEST SIDE ENCLOSED SCREEN PORCH IN OPPOSITE VIEW FROM CA-167-A-8. DOUBLE FRENCH DOORS LEAD TO BEDROOM #2. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
12. INTERIOR OF NORTH END ENCLOSED SCREEN PORCH. DOUBLE FRENCH DOORS LEAD TO BEDROOM #3. VIEW TO EAST.
13. WEST SIDE ENCLOSED SCREEN PORCH EXTERIOR WINDOW DETAIL. VIEW TO EAST.
14. LIVING ROOM INTERIOR SHOWING WEST SIDE AND SOUTH END DOUBLE FRENCH DOORS, AND FIBERBOARD WALLS. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
15. LIVING ROOM INTERIOR SHOWING DOUBLE DOOR ARCHWAY INTO DINING ROOM AND DOORWAY INTO SOUTH END OF HALL. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
16. DINING ROOM INTERIOR SHOWING DOUBLE DOOR ARCHWAY INTO LIVING ROOM AND DOUBLE FRENCH DOORS INTO SOUTH END SCREENED PORCH. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
17. DINING ROOM INTERIOR SHOWING GROUP OF THREE 1 LIGHT OVER 1 LIGHT WINDOWS, AND DOORWAY INTO KITCHEN. VIEW TO EAST.
18. KITCHEN INTERIOR SHOWING BUILT-IN CORNER CABINETS. DOORWAY AT LEFT OF CABINETS LEADS TO DINING ROOM; DOORWAY AT RIGHT LEADS TO HALL. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
19. KITCHEN INTERIOR SHOWING DOOR INTO UTILITY ROOM WITH BUILT-IN PANTRY AT RIGHT. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
20. KITCHEN INTERIOR SHOWING CABINETS AROUND SINK. VIEW TO EAST.
21. UTILITY ROOM INTERIOR SHOWING BUILT-IN CABINETS. BASKET WEAVE PATTERN LINOLEUM FLOORING COVERS KITCHEN AND UTILITY ROOM. OPEN DOOR LEADS TO KITCHEN. VIEW TO WEST.
22. BATHROOM INTERIOR SHOWING DOORWAY INTO HALL. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
23. BATHROOM INTERIOR, DETAIL OF ORIGINAL MEDICINE CABINET. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
24. BEDROOM #1 INTERIOR SHOWING OPEN DOOR TO HALL WITH HALL LINEN CLOSETS VISIBLE IN BACKGROUND, AND PARTIALLY OPEN DOOR TO CLOSET. VIEW TO EAST.
25. BEDROOM #1 INTERIOR SHOWING SINGLE FRENCH DOOR TO SCREENED PORCH. VIEW TO WEST.
26. BEDROOM #2 INTERIOR SHOWING OPEN DOOR TO HALL WITH OPEN DOOR TO BATHROOM IN BACKGROUND.
27. BEDROOM #2 INTERIOR SHOWING DOUBLE FRENCH DOORS TO SCREENED PORCH AND UNUSUAL WINDOWED CLOSET THROUGH OPEN FIVE-PANELED DOOR. VIEW TO WEST.
28. BEDROOM #2 INTERIOR SHOWING ORIGINAL CEILING LIGHT FIXTURE. VIEW TO NORTH.
29. BEDROOM #3 INTERIOR SHOWING DOUBLE FRENCH DOORS TO SCREENED PORCH AND FIVE-PANELED DOOR TO HALL. VIEW TO WEST.
30. BEDROOM #3 INTERIOR SHOWING 1 LIGHT OVER 1 LIGHT WINDOW ON EAST WALL AND PARTIALLY OPENED DOOR TO WINDOWED CLOSET. VIEW TO EAST.
31. HALL INTERIOR SHOWING SINGLE FRENCH DOOR TO NORTH SIDE SCREENED PORCH, AND TRAP-DOOR ACCESS TO ATTIC. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.


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