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Bishop Creek Hydroelectric System, Plant 4, Worker Cottage, Bishop Creek, Bishop, Inyo County, CA



B&W Photos

HB156215
Exterior Overview Showing Bishop Creek Plant 4 Residential Complex

HB156216
Exterior Front (west) End Of Building 122 Looking Across Main Plant 4 Residential Street

HB156217
Exterior Front And North Side Of Building 122 Looking Up Driveway To Two Vehicle Garage On North Side Of House

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Exterior Rear (east) End Of Building 122 Showing Hipped-roof Cover And Concrete Steps To South Side Door

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Exterior Of South Side Showing Electrical Junction Box Next To South Side Door And Chain-link Fence Around Garden Area At Rear Of House

HB156220
Exterior Detail Of Box Cornice At Front Of House

HB156221
Interior Of Living Room Showing Distinctive 6-light Three-panel Door, One Of The Narrow 4-light Over 4-light, Double-hung Windows Framing The Front Door, And The Paired 6-light Over 1-light, Double-hung Windows

HB156222
Interior Of Living Room Showing Doorway To Kitchen At Photo Right Center, And Open Four-panel Wood Door To North Bedroom At Photo Center Left

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Item Title


Location
Bishop Creek, Bishop+vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-145-4-D
Significance: Building 122 Plant 4 (formerly Building No. 29 Plant 4), a small Period Revival Style 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 six in the Period Revival style in the System, and has never been expanded from its original dimensions. 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 122 IS VISIBLE AT PHOTO CENTER. PLANT 5 INTAKE DAM AT PHOTO LEFT. VIEW TO WEST.
2. EXTERIOR FRONT (WEST) END OF BUILDING 122 LOOKING ACROSS MAIN PLANT 4 RESIDENTIAL STREET. VIEW TO EAST.
3. EXTERIOR FRONT AND NORTH SIDE OF BUILDING 122 LOOKING UP DRIVEWAY TO TWO VEHICLE GARAGE ON NORTH SIDE OF HOUSE. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
4. EXTERIOR REAR (EAST) END OF BUILDING 122 SHOWING HIPPED-ROOF COVER AND CONCRETE STEPS TO SOUTH SIDE DOOR. VIEW TO WEST.
5. EXTERIOR OF SOUTH SIDE SHOWING ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX NEXT TO SOUTH SIDE DOOR AND CHAIN-LINK FENCE AROUND GARDEN AREA AT REAR OF HOUSE. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
6. EXTERIOR DETAIL OF BOX CORNICE AT FRONT OF HOUSE. VIEW TO SOUTH..
7. INTERIOR OF LIVING ROOM SHOWING DISTINCTIVE 6-LIGHT THREE-PANEL DOOR, ONE OF THE NARROW 4-LIGHT OVER 4-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG WINDOWS FRAMING THE FRONT DOOR, AND THE PAIRED 6-LIGHT OVER 1-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG WINDOWS. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
8. INTERIOR OF LIVING ROOM SHOWING DOORWAY TO KITCHEN AT PHOTO RIGHT CENTER, AND OPEN FOUR-PANEL WOOD DOOR TO NORTH BEDROOM AT PHOTO CENTER LEFT. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
9. INTERIOR LIVING ROOM DETAIL OF ONE OF TWO NARROW 4-LIGHT OVER 4-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG, WOOD-FRAMED WINDOWS ON EITHER SIDE OF FRONT DOOR SHOWING EXPOSED COUNTERBALANCE CABLE. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
10. INTERIOR OF KITCHEN/UTILITY AREA SHOWING 1-LIGHT THREE PANEL WOOD OUTSIDE DOOR SOUTH SIDE OF HOUSE, PLUMBING HOOKUPS FOR WASHER BELOW BUILT-IN CABINETS AT PHOTO LEFT, AND PAIRED ARRANGEMENTS OF 4-LIGHT OVER 4-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG, WOOD-FRAMED WINDOWS ON SOUTH AND WEST WALLS. VIEW TO SOUTH.
11. INTERIOR OF KITCHEN/UTILITY AREA SHOWING OPEN DOORWAY TO LIVING ROOM, AND BUILT-IN CABINETS AROUND SINK AND 3-LIGHT OVER 3-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG, WOOD-FRAME WINDOW. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
12. INTERIOR OF KITCHEN/UTILITY AREA SHOWING OPEN FOUR-PANEL WOOD DOOR TO SOUTH BEDROOM AT PHOTO CENTER RIGHT, OPEN DOORWAY TO LIVING ROOM AT PHOTO CENTER LEFT, AND BUILT-IN CABINETS AND CEILING VENT BETWEEN THE DOORS AND AROUND THE STOVE/RANGE POSITION. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
13. INTERIOR KITCHEN/UTILITY AREA DETAIL SHOWING CEILING VENT ABOVE STOVE/RANGE POSITION. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
14. INTERIOR OF SOUTH BEDROOM SHOWING FOUR-PANEL DOORS TO KITCHEN AT PHOTO LEFT AND BATHROOM AT PHOTO RIGHT, AND BUILT-IN CLOSET BETWEEN THE DOORS ON NORTH WALL. VIEW TO NORTH.
15. INTERIOR OF SOUTH BEDROOM SHOWING 6-LIGHT OVER 1-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG, WOOD-FRAME WINDOWS ON EAST AND SOUTH WALL. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
16. INTERIOR OF NORTH BEDROOM SHOWING FOUR-PANEL DOORS TO LIVING ROOM AT PHOTO RIGHT AND BATHROOM AT PHOTO LEFT, AND BUILT-IN CLOSET BETWEEN THE DOORS ON SOUTH WALL. VIEW TO SOUTH.
17. INTERIOR OF NORTH BEDROOM SHOWING 6-LIGHT OVER 1-LIGHT, DOUBLE-HUNG, WOOD-FRAME WINDOWS IN PAIRED ARRANGEMENT ON NORTH WALL AND SINGLY ON EAST WALL. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
18. INTERIOR OF BATHROOM SHOWING DOOR TO SOUTH BEDROOM AND ALUMINUM-FRAMED SLIDING GLASS WINDOW ABOVE BATHTUB AT PHOTO LEFT. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
19. INTERIOR OF BATHROOM SHOWING DOOR TO NORTH BEDROOM UNUSUAL PAIRED ARRANGEMENT OF ELECTRICAL LIGHT FIXTURES ON WALL ABOVE SINK AND MIRROR. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.


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