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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

HB156169
Exterior Overview Showing Bishop Creek Plant 4 Residential Complex

HB156170
Exterior Front (west) End Of Building 113 Looking Across Main Plant 4 Residential Street

HB156171
Exterior Rear (east End) Of Building 113 Looking Across Road Passing Behind House, Rock Retaining Wall In Foreground

HB156172
Exterior South Side Of Building 113 Showing Low Concrete Curb Along Edge Of Driveway, Brick Chimney, And Clay Tiles Along The Roof Ridge Lines

HB156173
Exterior Of South Side Showing 1967 Rear Addition And Door To Kitchen/utility Area At Photo Center Behind Shrub

HB156174
Exterior Of Rear (east End) And North Side Showing Asbestos Siding, Backyard Lawn, And Clothesline

HB156175
Exterior Of Front (west End) And North Side Showing Projected Purlins And Exposed Rafter Under The Eaves, And Satellite Television Dish On North Side Of House

HB156176
Interior Of Living Room Showing Doorway To Kitchen, Chandelier, And Original Paired 6-light Over 1-light, Double-hung Windows

HB156177
Interior Of Living Room Showing Aluminum Sliding Glass Window Front Door, And Original 6-light Over 1-light, Double-hung Windows In Single And Double Arrangements

HB156178
Interior Of Kitchen/utility Area Showing Doorways To Northwest Bedroom At Photo Left, And The Southeast Rear Bedroom At Photo Center

HB156179
Interior Of Kitchen/utility Area Showing Outside Door To South Side Of House, Plumbing Hookups For Washer And Dryer Below Built-in Cabinets At Photo Center

HB156180
Interior Of Kitchen/utility Area Showing Original 1-light Over 1-light, Double Hung Window Over Sink, And Built-in Kitchen Cabinetry

HB156181
Interior Of Kitchen/utility Area Showing Door To Living Room At Photo Right

HB156182
Interior Of Northwest Bedroom Showing Doorway To Kitchen/utility Area At Photo Right

HB156183
Interior Of Northwest Bedroom Showing Open Doors To Attic Access At Photo Left And Bathroom At Photo Center

HB156184
Interior Detail Of Attic Access Stairs From Northwest

HB156185
Interior Of Bathroom Showing Toilet At Extreme Photo Left, Sink, Mirror And Electric Light At Left Photo Center, Open And Closed Built-in Cabinetry At Photo Center And The Bathtub At Extreme Photo Right

HB156186
Interior Of Northeast Rear Bedroom Showing Built-in Cabinets And Closet

HB156187
Interior Of Northeast Rear Bedroom Showing Aluminum-frame Sliding Glass Windows

HB156188
Interior Of Southeast Rear Bedroom Showing Built-in Cabinets And Closet

HB156189
Interior Of Southeast Rear Bedroom Showing Aluminum-frame Sliding Glass Windows


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Item Title


Location
Bishop Creek, Bishop%2525252525252525252525252525252525252Bvicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-145-4-C
Significance: Building 113 Plant 4 (formerly Building No. 20, 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 was constructed from a kit prefabricated by Pacific Ready Cut Homes Inc., of Los Angeles. 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. BUILDING 113 IS VISIBLE AT RIGHT PHOTO CENTER. PLANT 5 INTAKE DAM AT PHOTO LEFT. VIEW TO WEST.
2. EXTERIOR FRONT (WEST) END OF BUILDING 113 LOOKING ACROSS MAIN PLANT 4 RESIDENTIAL STREET. DRIVEWAY TO TWO VEHICLE GARAGE ON PHOTO RIGHT (SOUTH SIDE) OF HOUSE. VIEW TO EAST.
3. EXTERIOR REAR (EAST END) OF BUILDING 113 LOOKING ACROSS ROAD PASSING BEHIND HOUSE, ROCK RETAINING WALL IN FOREGROUND. VIEW TO WEST.
4. EXTERIOR SOUTH SIDE OF BUILDING 113 SHOWING LOW CONCRETE CURB ALONG EDGE OF DRIVEWAY, BRICK CHIMNEY, AND CLAY TILES ALONG THE ROOF RIDGE LINES. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
5. EXTERIOR OF SOUTH SIDE SHOWING 1967 REAR ADDITION AND DOOR TO KITCHEN/UTILITY AREA AT PHOTO CENTER BEHIND SHRUB. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
6. EXTERIOR OF REAR (EAST END) AND NORTH SIDE SHOWING ASBESTOS SIDING, BACKYARD LAWN, AND CLOTHESLINE. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
7. EXTERIOR OF FRONT (WEST END) AND NORTH SIDE SHOWING PROJECTED PURLINS AND EXPOSED RAFTER UNDER THE EAVES, AND SATELLITE TELEVISION DISH ON NORTH SIDE OF HOUSE. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
8. INTERIOR OF LIVING ROOM SHOWING DOORWAY TO KITCHEN, CHANDELIER, AND ORIGINAL PAIRED 6-LIGHT OVER 1-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG WINDOWS. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
9. INTERIOR OF LIVING ROOM SHOWING ALUMINUM SLIDING GLASS WINDOW FRONT DOOR, AND ORIGINAL 6-LIGHT OVER 1-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG WINDOWS IN SINGLE AND DOUBLE ARRANGEMENTS. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
10. INTERIOR OF KITCHEN/UTILITY AREA SHOWING DOORWAYS TO NORTHWEST BEDROOM AT PHOTO LEFT, AND THE SOUTHEAST REAR BEDROOM AT PHOTO CENTER. VIEW TO EAST.
11. INTERIOR OF KITCHEN/UTILITY AREA SHOWING OUTSIDE DOOR TO SOUTH SIDE OF HOUSE, PLUMBING HOOKUPS FOR WASHER AND DRYER BELOW BUILT-IN CABINETS AT PHOTO CENTER. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
12. INTERIOR OF KITCHEN/UTILITY AREA SHOWING ORIGINAL 1-LIGHT OVER 1-LIGHT, DOUBLE HUNG WINDOW OVER SINK, AND BUILT-IN KITCHEN CABINETRY. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
13. INTERIOR OF KITCHEN/UTILITY AREA SHOWING DOOR TO LIVING ROOM AT PHOTO RIGHT. VIEW TO WEST.
14. INTERIOR OF NORTHWEST BEDROOM SHOWING DOORWAY TO KITCHEN/UTILITY AREA AT PHOTO RIGHT. VIEW TO SOUTH.
15. INTERIOR OF NORTHWEST BEDROOM SHOWING OPEN DOORS TO ATTIC ACCESS AT PHOTO LEFT AND BATHROOM AT PHOTO CENTER. ORIGINAL 1-LIGHT OVER 1-LIGHT, DOUBLE HUNG WINDOW AT PHOTO RIGHT. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
16. INTERIOR DETAIL OF ATTIC ACCESS STAIRS FROM NORTHWEST. VIEW TO WEST.
17. INTERIOR OF BATHROOM SHOWING TOILET AT EXTREME PHOTO LEFT, SINK, MIRROR AND ELECTRIC LIGHT AT LEFT PHOTO CENTER, OPEN AND CLOSED BUILT-IN CABINETRY AT PHOTO CENTER AND THE BATHTUB AT EXTREME PHOTO RIGHT. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
18. INTERIOR OF NORTHEAST REAR BEDROOM SHOWING BUILT-IN CABINETS AND CLOSET. DOOR TO NORTHWEST BEDROOM AT PHOTO LEFT. VIEW TO WEST.
19. INTERIOR OF NORTHEAST REAR BEDROOM SHOWING ALUMINUM-FRAME SLIDING GLASS WINDOWS. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
20. INTERIOR OF SOUTHEAST REAR BEDROOM SHOWING BUILT-IN CABINETS AND CLOSET. DOOR TO KITCHEN/UTILITY AREA AT PHOTO RIGHT. VIEW TO WEST.
21. INTERIOR OF SOUTHEAST REAR BEDROOM SHOWING ALUMINUM-FRAME SLIDING GLASS WINDOWS. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.


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