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Bishop Creek Hydroelectric System, Control Station, Worker Cottage, Bishop Creek, Bishop, Inyo County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB156085
Exterior Overview Showing Front (east) End And South Side Of Building 103, Rock Wall And Mature Cottonwood Trees In Foreground, Control Substation Behind Building 103, And Building 106 Behind The Cottonwood Tree In The North Background

HB156086
Exterior Overview Showing Front (east) End And North Side Of Building 103

HB156087
Exterior Of South Side Showing Door To Enclosed Front Porch On Photo Right And Door To Kitchen At Photo Left

HB156088
Exterior Of South Side And West End Showing Door To Kitchen At Photo Center Stairway Entry To Basement At Left Of Kitchen Door

HB156089
Exterior Of West End Showing Enclosed Rear Porch Above Supports For Rear Portion Of Basement

HB156090
Interior View Of North Entrance To Basement Showing Workbench At Photo Left And One Of Two Doorways To Main Basement Area At Photo Right

HB156091
Interior View Opposite Ca-145-1-c-6 Showing Stairs To South Side Basement Entrance And Both Doors To Main Basement Area

HB156092
Detail Of Rock Retaining Wall On South Interior Side Of Rear Portion Of Basement Adjacent To Stairs To South Side Basement Entrance

HB156093
Interior Of Main Basement Area Looking Through South Side Door To Main Basement Area

HB156094
Interior Of Main Basement Area Showing Workbench Along North Wall Below Two Of The Three 1-light, Side-hinged Windows On This Wall

HB156095
Interior Of Main Basement Area, Southeast Corner Of House

HB156096
Bathroom Detail Showing, Built-in Cabinet, Toilet, And Open Door To Back Bedroom


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Item Title


Location
Bishop Creek, Bishop%252525252525252525252Bvicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-145-1-C
Significance: Building 103, was one of the earliest buildings constructed at the Control Station. It has always served as a residence for employees of the Southern Sierras Power Company who worked at the adjacent operations building. Building 103 is significant for its contribution to an understanding of the historic character of the physical and social environment of the Control Station compound. 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 FRONT (EAST) END AND SOUTH SIDE OF BUILDING 103, ROCK WALL AND MATURE COTTONWOOD TREES IN FOREGROUND, CONTROL SUBSTATION BEHIND BUILDING 103, AND BUILDING 106 BEHIND THE COTTONWOOD TREE IN THE NORTH BACKGROUND. VIEW TO NORTH.
2. EXTERIOR OVERVIEW SHOWING FRONT (EAST) END AND NORTH SIDE OF BUILDING 103. CONTROL SUBSTATION IS BEHIND BUILDING 103 AND BUILDING 102 IS VISIBLE IN THE LEFT BACKGROUND OF PHOTO. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
3. EXTERIOR OF SOUTH SIDE SHOWING DOOR TO ENCLOSED FRONT PORCH ON PHOTO RIGHT AND DOOR TO KITCHEN AT PHOTO LEFT. VIEW TO NORTH.
4. EXTERIOR OF SOUTH SIDE AND WEST END SHOWING DOOR TO KITCHEN AT PHOTO CENTER STAIRWAY ENTRY TO BASEMENT AT LEFT OF KITCHEN DOOR. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
5. EXTERIOR OF WEST END SHOWING ENCLOSED REAR PORCH ABOVE SUPPORTS FOR REAR PORTION OF BASEMENT. NORTH SIDE ENTRANCE TO BASEMENT IS VISIBLE AT LEFT PHOTO CENTER. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
6. INTERIOR VIEW OF NORTH ENTRANCE TO BASEMENT SHOWING WORKBENCH AT PHOTO LEFT AND ONE OF TWO DOORWAYS TO MAIN BASEMENT AREA AT PHOTO RIGHT. VIEW TO NORTH.
7. INTERIOR VIEW OPPOSITE CA-145-1-C-6 SHOWING STAIRS TO SOUTH SIDE BASEMENT ENTRANCE AND BOTH DOORS TO MAIN BASEMENT AREA. VIEW TO SOUTH.
8. DETAIL OF ROCK RETAINING WALL ON SOUTH INTERIOR SIDE OF REAR PORTION OF BASEMENT ADJACENT TO STAIRS TO SOUTH SIDE BASEMENT ENTRANCE. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
9. INTERIOR OF MAIN BASEMENT AREA LOOKING THROUGH SOUTH SIDE DOOR TO MAIN BASEMENT AREA. VIEW TO EAST.
10. INTERIOR OF MAIN BASEMENT AREA SHOWING WORKBENCH ALONG NORTH WALL BELOW TWO OF THE THREE 1-LIGHT, SIDE-HINGED WINDOWS ON THIS WALL. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
11. INTERIOR OF MAIN BASEMENT AREA, SOUTHEAST CORNER OF HOUSE. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
30. BATHROOM DETAIL SHOWING, BUILT-IN CABINET, TOILET, AND OPEN DOOR TO BACK BEDROOM. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.


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