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Bishop Creek Hydroelectric System, Plant 4, Lightning Arrestor Vault, Bishop Creek, Bishop, Inyo County, CA



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Exterior Of Building 125 From Main Plant 4 Residential Street Showing Building At Photo Right Center (with White Jeep Parked In Front) Between Worker Cottage (building 115) At Photo Left And Recreation Hall (building 109) At Photo Right

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Exterior Of Northwest End Of Building 125 Showing Only Entry Door

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Exterior Detail Of Curved Brackets On Southwest Side Roof Overhang

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Exterior Of East Corner Showing Square Sheet-metal Roof Vent

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Interior Showing Wood Storage Cabinets And 2-light Over 2-light, Double-hung, Wood-framed Window Through Southeast Wall At Photo Center


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Location
Bishop Creek, Bishop%25252525252525252525252525252525252Bvicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-145-4-I
Significance: Building 125, Plant 4 (the vault originally containing the Plant 4 lightning arresting equipment), is significant because of its contribution to an understanding of the historic character of the physical environment of the Plant 4 compound and because of its association with the original engineering and construction of the Bishop Creek System. Built in 1905, Plant 4 was the first on the Bishop Creek System, and it remains the system's operating headquarters. 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 OF BUILDING 125 FROM MAIN PLANT 4 RESIDENTIAL STREET SHOWING BUILDING AT PHOTO RIGHT CENTER (WITH WHITE JEEP PARKED IN FRONT) BETWEEN WORKER COTTAGE (BUILDING 115) AT PHOTO LEFT AND RECREATION HALL (BUILDING 109) AT PHOTO RIGHT. VIEW TO SOUTH.
2. EXTERIOR OF NORTHWEST END OF BUILDING 125 SHOWING ONLY ENTRY DOOR. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
3. EXTERIOR DETAIL OF CURVED BRACKETS ON SOUTHWEST SIDE ROOF OVERHANG. VIEW TO EAST.
4. EXTERIOR OF EAST CORNER SHOWING SQUARE SHEET-METAL ROOF VENT. VIEW TO WEST.
5. INTERIOR SHOWING WOOD STORAGE CABINETS AND 2-LIGHT OVER 2-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG, WOOD-FRAMED WINDOW THROUGH SOUTHEAST WALL AT PHOTO CENTER. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.


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