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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

HB156123
Exterior Overview Showing Bishop Creek Plant 4 Residential Complex

HB156124
Exterior Overview Looking Down Main Residential Street Showing Front (east) End And South Side Of Building 105

HB156125
Exterior Front (east End) Of Building 105 Showing Rock Retaining Wall Along Street, Street Light, And Walkway To Front Door

HB156126
Exterior Detail Showing Support Column For Original Recessed Front Porch

HB156127
Exterior Of North Side Showing Enclosed Front Porch Area, Aluminum Sliding Glass Window Glazing Replacements, And Railing For Stairs To Basement

HB156128
Exterior Of West (rear) End Showing Asbestos Sided Shed-roofed Addition

HB156129
Exterior Of West (rear) End Showing Entrance To Utility Room

HB156130
Interior Of Larger Of Two Basement Areas Showing Wood Workbench Along South Wall And Bathroom Plumbing Overhead

HB156131
Interior Of Basement Area Looking From Larger Area Into Smaller

HB156132
Interior Of Living Room Showing Front Door Flanked By Sliding Glass Windows And Electrical Wall Heater

HB156133
Interior Of Living Room Showing Back Wall Electrical Heater, Open Five-paneled Door To Back Bedroom At Photo Right, And Open Door To Kitchen At Photo Center

HB156134
Interior Of Front Bedroom Showing Electrical Wall Heater On Back Wall, Open Five-paneled Door To Living Room At Photo Left, And Open Solid Door To Bathroom At Photo Center

HB156135
Interior Of Front Bedroom Showing Built-in Combination Cabinet/sliding Door Closet And Sliding Glass Window

HB156136
Interior Of Bathroom Showing Open Doors To Front And Rear Bedrooms, And Storage Cabinets

HB156137
Interior Of Bathroom Showing Combination Tub/shower, Sink, And Sliding Glass Window

HB156138
Interior Of Rear Bedroom Showing Built-in Combination Cabinet/sliding Door Closet, Open Five-paneled Door To Kitchen At Photo Center, And Open Solid Door To Bathroom At Photo Left

HB156139
Interior Of Kitchen Showing Open Five-paneled Door To Rear Bedroom And Open Entry To Living Room

HB156140
Interior Of Kitchen Showing Open Door To Utility Room And Built-in Cabinetry Around Sink, On Either Side Of 1-light Over 1-light, Double-hung Window, And Above Major Appliance Area

HB156141
Interior Of Utility Room Showing Stucco Wall/drywall Wall Transition, Electrical Junction Boxes, Built-in Wall Cabinetry, And Electrical Wall Heater

HB156142
Interior Of Utility Room Showing Transition From Recent Shed Addition To Original Rear Porch Area

HB156143
Interior Of Utility Room Showing Built-in Storage Cabinet On South Wall And Outside Entry Door


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Location
Bishop Creek, Bishop%252525252525252525252525252525252525252Bvicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-145-4-B
Significance: Building 105 Plant 4 (formerly Building No. 4, Plant 4), a small bungalow cottage, is a rare, surviving example of early worker's housing at the Bishop Creek Hydroelectric System. 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 the four earliest cottages built for employees at Plant 4. 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 SHOWING BISHOP CREEK PLANT 4 RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX. ROOF OF BUILDING 105 IS VISIBLE IN UPPER PHOTO CENTER. PLANT 5 INTAKE DAM AT PHOTO LEFT. VIEW TO WEST.
2. EXTERIOR OVERVIEW LOOKING DOWN MAIN RESIDENTIAL STREET SHOWING FRONT (EAST) END AND SOUTH SIDE OF BUILDING 105. GLACIAL MORAINE FORMING WESTERN BACKDROP TO PLANT 4 SETTING IN BACKGROUND. VIEW TO NORTH.
3. EXTERIOR FRONT (EAST END) OF BUILDING 105 SHOWING ROCK RETAINING WALL ALONG STREET, STREET LIGHT, AND WALKWAY TO FRONT DOOR. VIEW TO WEST.
4. EXTERIOR DETAIL SHOWING SUPPORT COLUMN FOR ORIGINAL RECESSED FRONT PORCH. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
5. EXTERIOR OF NORTH SIDE SHOWING ENCLOSED FRONT PORCH AREA, ALUMINUM SLIDING GLASS WINDOW GLAZING REPLACEMENTS, AND RAILING FOR STAIRS TO BASEMENT. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
6. EXTERIOR OF WEST (REAR) END SHOWING ASBESTOS SIDED SHED-ROOFED ADDITION. VIEW TO SOUTH.
7. EXTERIOR OF WEST (REAR) END SHOWING ENTRANCE TO UTILITY ROOM. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
8. INTERIOR OF LARGER OF TWO BASEMENT AREAS SHOWING WOOD WORKBENCH ALONG SOUTH WALL AND BATHROOM PLUMBING OVERHEAD. VIEW TO EAST.
9. INTERIOR OF BASEMENT AREA LOOKING FROM LARGER AREA INTO SMALLER. VIEW TO WEST.
10. INTERIOR OF LIVING ROOM SHOWING FRONT DOOR FLANKED BY SLIDING GLASS WINDOWS AND ELECTRICAL WALL HEATER. ORIGINAL 1-LIGHT OVER 1-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG WINDOW AT PHOTO RIGHT. CEILING VENT TO CHIMNEY AT RIGHT UPPER PHOTO CENTER. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
11. INTERIOR OF LIVING ROOM SHOWING BACK WALL ELECTRICAL HEATER, OPEN FIVE-PANELED DOOR TO BACK BEDROOM AT PHOTO RIGHT, AND OPEN DOOR TO KITCHEN AT PHOTO CENTER. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
12. INTERIOR OF FRONT BEDROOM SHOWING ELECTRICAL WALL HEATER ON BACK WALL, OPEN FIVE-PANELED DOOR TO LIVING ROOM AT PHOTO LEFT, AND OPEN SOLID DOOR TO BATHROOM AT PHOTO CENTER. VIEW TO WEST.
13. INTERIOR OF FRONT BEDROOM SHOWING BUILT-IN COMBINATION CABINET/SLIDING DOOR CLOSET AND SLIDING GLASS WINDOW. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
14. INTERIOR OF BATHROOM SHOWING OPEN DOORS TO FRONT AND REAR BEDROOMS, AND STORAGE CABINETS. VIEW TO SOUTH.
15. INTERIOR OF BATHROOM SHOWING COMBINATION TUB/SHOWER, SINK, AND SLIDING GLASS WINDOW. VIEW TO NORTH.
16. INTERIOR OF REAR BEDROOM SHOWING BUILT-IN COMBINATION CABINET/SLIDING DOOR CLOSET, OPEN FIVE-PANELED DOOR TO KITCHEN AT PHOTO CENTER, AND OPEN SOLID DOOR TO BATHROOM AT PHOTO LEFT. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
17. INTERIOR OF KITCHEN SHOWING OPEN FIVE-PANELED DOOR TO REAR BEDROOM AND OPEN ENTRY TO LIVING ROOM. VIEW TO EAST.
18. INTERIOR OF KITCHEN SHOWING OPEN DOOR TO UTILITY ROOM AND BUILT-IN CABINETRY AROUND SINK, ON EITHER SIDE OF 1-LIGHT OVER 1-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG WINDOW, AND ABOVE MAJOR APPLIANCE AREA. VIEW TO WEST.
19. INTERIOR OF UTILITY ROOM SHOWING STUCCO WALL/DRYWALL WALL TRANSITION, ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOXES, BUILT-IN WALL CABINETRY, AND ELECTRICAL WALL HEATER. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
20. INTERIOR OF UTILITY ROOM SHOWING TRANSITION FROM RECENT SHED ADDITION TO ORIGINAL REAR PORCH AREA. VIEW TO SOUTH.
21. INTERIOR OF UTILITY ROOM SHOWING BUILT-IN STORAGE CABINET ON SOUTH WALL AND OUTSIDE ENTRY DOOR. VIEW TO SOUTH.


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