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Bishop Creek Hydroelectric System, Plant 4, Worker Cottage, Bishop Creek, Bishop, Inyo County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB162056
Exterior Overview Of Plant 4 Residential Complex Showing Building 116 At Right Photo Center, Second House From The End On The Far (western) Side Of The Street

HB162057
Exterior North Corner Of Building 116 (foreground) With Building 117 In The Background

HB162058
Exterior Of Building 116 Showing Front Porch Entry On South East Side Of House, Rear Entry And Curved Projecting Cover On Southwest Side

HB162059
Exterior Of Front Entry Porch Shot From Sliding-glass Entry Door

HB162060
Exterior Of North Corner Of House Showing 1966 Gable-roofed Addition

HB162061
Exterior Of West Corner Of House Showing Rear Alley And Basement Entry (delineated By Welded-pipe Handrails)

HB162062
Interior Of Basement Showing Hot-water Heater, Insulation, And Foundation Supports

HB162063
Interior Of Living Room Showing Sliding-glass Front Entry, Smooth Refinished Walls, And Sliding-glass Windows On 1966 Addition Portion Of Room

HB162064
Interior Of Living Room Showing Ceiling Beam Separating Original Portion Of Living Room (background) From 1966 Addition

HB162065
Interior Of Remodeled Kitchen Showing 1950s Style Cabinets Around Replacement Sink, And Original 3-light Over 3-light, Double-hung, Wood-framed Window

HB162066
Interior Of Kitchen Showing Built-in Cabinets And Entry Door From Living Room

HB162067
Interior Of Kitchen Showing Dining Area, Paneled And Glazed Original Rear Door, And Two Pairs Of Original 6-light Over 1-light, Double-hung, Wood-framed Windows

HB162068
Interior Of Bedroom No

HB162069
Interior Of Bedroom No

HB162070
Interior Of Remodeled Bathroom Showing Open Door From Bedroom No

HB162071
Interior Of Bathroom Showing Open Door To Bedroom No

HB162072
Interior Of Bedroom No

HB162073
Interior Of Bedroom No

HB162074
Interior Of Bedroom No

HB162075
Interior Of Bedroom No


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Location
Bishop Creek, Bishop%25252525252525252525252525252525252525252Bvicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-145-4-G
Significance: Building 116, Plant 4 (formerly Building No. 23, Plant 4), is an example of early worker's housing at the Bishop Creek Hydroelectric System. It contributes to an understanding of the historic character of the physical and social environment of the Plant 4 compound. Built in 1905, Plant 4 was the first on the Bishop Creek System, and it remains the system's operating headquarters. This house is one of six in the Period Revival style in the System. The Bishop Creek System is considered significant for its role: (1) in the expansion of hydroelectric generation technology, (2) in the development of eastern California, and (3) in the development of long-distance power transmission and distribution.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR OVERVIEW OF PLANT 4 RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX SHOWING BUILDING 116 AT RIGHT PHOTO CENTER, SECOND HOUSE FROM THE END ON THE FAR (WESTERN) SIDE OF THE STREET. VIEW TO WEST.
2. EXTERIOR NORTH CORNER OF BUILDING 116 (FOREGROUND) WITH BUILDING 117 IN THE BACKGROUND. BUILDINGS 116 AND 117 ARE NEAR MIRRORS OF EACH OTHER. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
3. EXTERIOR OF BUILDING 116 SHOWING FRONT PORCH ENTRY ON SOUTH EAST SIDE OF HOUSE, REAR ENTRY AND CURVED PROJECTING COVER ON SOUTHWEST SIDE. VISIBLE PORTION OF BUILDING IN THIS PHOTO IS THE ORIGINAL, HIPPED-ROOF HOUSE. VIEW TO NORTH.
4. EXTERIOR OF FRONT ENTRY PORCH SHOT FROM SLIDING-GLASS ENTRY DOOR. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
5. EXTERIOR OF NORTH CORNER OF HOUSE SHOWING 1966 GABLE-ROOFED ADDITION. VIEW TO SOUTH.
6. EXTERIOR OF WEST CORNER OF HOUSE SHOWING REAR ALLEY AND BASEMENT ENTRY (DELINEATED BY WELDED-PIPE HANDRAILS). NOTE BLACK STAIN ON ROOF FROM CHIMNEY ASHFALL. VIEW TO EAST.
7. INTERIOR OF BASEMENT SHOWING HOT-WATER HEATER, INSULATION, AND FOUNDATION SUPPORTS. VIEW TO EAST.
8. INTERIOR OF LIVING ROOM SHOWING SLIDING-GLASS FRONT ENTRY, SMOOTH REFINISHED WALLS, AND SLIDING-GLASS WINDOWS ON 1966 ADDITION PORTION OF ROOM. VIEW TO EAST.
9. INTERIOR OF LIVING ROOM SHOWING CEILING BEAM SEPARATING ORIGINAL PORTION OF LIVING ROOM (BACKGROUND) FROM 1966 ADDITION. DOOR AT PHOTO CENTER LEADS TO KITCHEN; DOOR AT PHOTO RIGHT LEADS TO BEDROOM NO. 2; SLIDING-GLASS FRONT ENTRY DOOR AT PHOTO LEFT. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
10. INTERIOR OF REMODELED KITCHEN SHOWING 1950s STYLE CABINETS AROUND REPLACEMENT SINK, AND ORIGINAL 3-LIGHT OVER 3-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG, WOOD-FRAMED WINDOW. VIEW TO EAST.
11. INTERIOR OF KITCHEN SHOWING BUILT-IN CABINETS AND ENTRY DOOR FROM LIVING ROOM. VIEW TO EAST.
12. INTERIOR OF KITCHEN SHOWING DINING AREA, PANELED AND GLAZED ORIGINAL REAR DOOR, AND TWO PAIRS OF ORIGINAL 6-LIGHT OVER 1-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG, WOOD-FRAMED WINDOWS. VIEW TO SOUTH.
13. INTERIOR OF BEDROOM NO. 1 SHOWING OPEN DOORS FROM KITCHEN (AT PHOTO RIGHT) AND BATHROOM (AT PHOTO LEFT). REMODELED CLOSET IS VISIBLE BEHIND ENTRY DOOR FROM KITCHEN. NOTE ORIGINAL DECORATIVE WOOD STRIPPING ON WALLS. VIEW TO EAST.
14. INTERIOR OF BEDROOM NO. 1 SHOWING ORIGINAL 6-LIGHT OVER 1-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG, WOOD-FRAMED WINDOWS. VIEW TO WEST.
15. INTERIOR OF REMODELED BATHROOM SHOWING OPEN DOOR FROM BEDROOM NO. 1 AND REPLACEMENT SLIDING-GLASS WINDOW IN ORIGINAL WOOD FRAME AT PHOTO RIGHT. VIEW TO WEST.
16. INTERIOR OF BATHROOM SHOWING OPEN DOOR TO BEDROOM NO. 2. VIEW TO NORTH.
17. INTERIOR OF BEDROOM NO. 2 SHOWING OPEN DOORS FROM LIVING ROOM (PHOTO LEFT) AND BATHROOM (PHOTO RIGHT). NOTE REMODELED CLOSET ADJACENT TO ENTRY DOOR FROM LIVING ROOM, AND ORIGINAL DECORATIVE WOOD STRIPPING ON WALLS AND CEILING. VIEW TO SOUTH
18. INTERIOR OF BEDROOM NO. 2 SHOWING ORIGINAL 6-LIGHT OVER 1-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG, WOOD-FRAMED WINDOW ON NORTHWEST WALL AT PHOTO RIGHT. VIEW TO WEST.
19. INTERIOR OF BEDROOM NO. 3 SHOWING ENTRY DOOR FROM BEDROOM NO. 2 AT PHOTO LEFT ADJACENT TO BUILT-IN CLOSET ON SOUTHWEST WALL. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
20. INTERIOR OF BEDROOM NO. 3 SHOWING SLIDING-GLASS WINDOWS. VIEW TO NORTH.


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