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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

HB162100
Exterior Overview Of Plant 4 Residential Complex Showing Building 117 At Photo Right (last House On Main Residential Street Looking Left To Right On Opposite Side Of Street)

HB162101
Exterior Front (southeast) Side Of Building 117 Showing Main Residential Street In Lower Foreground, Cement-laid Rock Retaining Wall In Front Of House, And Concrete Steps And Walkway To Front Porch And Door

HB162102
Exterior Back (northwest) And Northeast Sides Of House From Back Alley

HB162103
Exterior Detail Of Front Porch Showing Asbestos Siding, Soffited Boxed Cornice, Square Post Porch Support, And Stick Balastrade With Cris-crossed Members

HB162104
Exterior Of Front And Southwest Wall Of House Showing Gable-roofed 1965 Addition With Sliding-glass Windows

HB162105
Interior Of Living Room Showing Open Doorway To Kitchen At Photo Center, Flush Front Door With Glazing At Photo Right, And Open Paneled Door To Bedroom No

HB162106
Interior Of Living Room Showing Remnant Of Original End Wall And Smooth Dry-wall Finish Of 1965 Addition In Background

HB162107
Interior Of Kitchen Showing Open Doorway To Living Room, And Kitchen Cabinets

HB162108
Interior Of Kitchen Showing 1950s Style Cabinetry And 3-light Over 3-light, Double-hung, Wood-framed Window Over Sink, View To North.

HB162109
Interior Kitchen Utility Area Showing Partition, Paneled And Glazed Rear Door, And Row Of 6-light Over 1-light, Double-hung, Wood-framed Windows Around East Corner Of House

HB162110
Interior Of Bedroom No

HB162111
Interior Of Bedroom No

HB162112
Interior Of The Bathroom Showing Open Door To Bedroom No

HB162113
Interior Of The Bathroom Showing Open Door To Bedroom No

HB162114
Interior Of Bedroom No

HB162115
Interior Of Bedroom No

HB162116
Interior Of Bedroom No


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Item Title


Location
Bishop Creek, Bishop%2Bvicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-145-4-H
Significance: Building 117, Plant 4 (formerly Building No. 24, Plant 4), is significant because of its contribution 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, and was moved to its present location in 1932. 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 117 AT PHOTO RIGHT (LAST HOUSE ON MAIN RESIDENTIAL STREET LOOKING LEFT TO RIGHT ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF STREET). VIEW TO WEST.
2. EXTERIOR FRONT (SOUTHEAST) SIDE OF BUILDING 117 SHOWING MAIN RESIDENTIAL STREET IN LOWER FOREGROUND, CEMENT-LAID ROCK RETAINING WALL IN FRONT OF HOUSE, AND CONCRETE STEPS AND WALKWAY TO FRONT PORCH AND DOOR. NOTE SLIDING GLASS DOOR REPLACEMENT FOR ORIGINAL DOOR WHICH HAS SUBSEQUENTLY BEEN REMODELED BACK TO A SINGLE ENTRY DOOR. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
3. EXTERIOR BACK (NORTHWEST) AND NORTHEAST SIDES OF HOUSE FROM BACK ALLEY. ENTRANCE TO KITCHEN IS THROUGH STEPS AND PORCH ON NORTHEAST SIDE OF HOUSE. VIEW TO SOUTH.
4. EXTERIOR DETAIL OF FRONT PORCH SHOWING ASBESTOS SIDING, SOFFITED BOXED CORNICE, SQUARE POST PORCH SUPPORT, AND STICK BALASTRADE WITH CRIS-CROSSED MEMBERS. VIEW TO NORTH.
5. EXTERIOR OF FRONT AND SOUTHWEST WALL OF HOUSE SHOWING GABLE-ROOFED 1965 ADDITION WITH SLIDING-GLASS WINDOWS. VIEW TO NORTH.
6. INTERIOR OF LIVING ROOM SHOWING OPEN DOORWAY TO KITCHEN AT PHOTO CENTER, FLUSH FRONT DOOR WITH GLAZING AT PHOTO RIGHT, AND OPEN PANELED DOOR TO BEDROOM NO. 2 AT LEFT PHOTO CENTER. DECORATIVE WOOD STRIPPING ON WALLS AND CEILING IS CARRIED THROUGHOUT REST OF ORIGINAL PORTION OF HOUSE. VIEW TO NORTH.
7. INTERIOR OF LIVING ROOM SHOWING REMNANT OF ORIGINAL END WALL AND SMOOTH DRY-WALL FINISH OF 1965 ADDITION IN BACKGROUND. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
8. INTERIOR OF KITCHEN SHOWING OPEN DOORWAY TO LIVING ROOM, AND KITCHEN CABINETS. VIEW TO SOUTH.
9. INTERIOR OF KITCHEN SHOWING 1950s STYLE CABINETRY AND 3-LIGHT OVER 3-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG, WOOD-FRAMED WINDOW OVER SINK, VIEW TO NORTH.
10. INTERIOR KITCHEN UTILITY AREA SHOWING PARTITION, PANELED AND GLAZED REAR DOOR, AND ROW OF 6-LIGHT OVER 1-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG, WOOD-FRAMED WINDOWS AROUND EAST CORNER OF HOUSE. VIEW TO EAST.
11. INTERIOR OF BEDROOM NO. 1 SHOWING OPEN DOOR TO KITCHEN AT PHOTO LEFT, OPEN DOOR TO WALK-IN CLOSET AT PHOTO LEFT CENTER, AND OPEN DOOR TO BATHROOM AT PHOTO RIGHT. VIEW TO SOUTH.
12. INTERIOR OF BEDROOM NO. 1 SHOWING ORIGINAL 6-LIGHT OVER 1-LIGHT DOUBLE-HUNG, WOOD-FRAMED WINDOWS WITH SIMPLE WOOD SURROUNDS AND PROJECTING SILLS ON NORTHEAST AND NORTHWEST WALLS. VIEW TO NORTH.
13. INTERIOR OF THE BATHROOM SHOWING OPEN DOOR TO BEDROOM NO. 1 AT PHOTO LEFT, AND BUILT-IN CABINET ABOVE TOILET AT PHOTO CENTER. VIEW TO NORTH.
14. INTERIOR OF THE BATHROOM SHOWING OPEN DOOR TO BEDROOM NO. 2 AND BUILT-IN CABINET/VANITY ADJACENT TO THE SINK. VIEW TO SOUTH.
15. INTERIOR OF BEDROOM NO. 2 SHOWING OPEN PANELED DOOR TO THE BATHROOM AT PHOTO CENTER, OPEN DOOR TO CLOSET AT RIGHT OF THE BATHROOM DOOR, AND OPEN DOOR TO LIVING ROOM AT EXTREME PHOTO RIGHT. VIEW TO NORTH.
16. INTERIOR OF BEDROOM NO. 3 (1965 ADDITION). OPEN DOOR LEADS TO BEDROOM NO. 2. WALLS AND CEILING IN THIS ROOM DO NOT HAVE THE DECORATIVE WOOD STRIPPING FOUND IN THE ORIGINAL PORTIONS OF THE HOUSE. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
17. INTERIOR OF BEDROOM NO. 3 SHOWING MODERN ALUMINUM-FRAMED SLIDING-GLASS WINDOWS WITH WOOD SURROUNDS ON SOUTHWEST AND NORTHWEST WALLS. VIEW TO WEST.


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