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Butt Valley Dam, Gate Tender's House, Butt Valley Reservoir Road, Caribou, Plumas County, CA



B&W Photos

HB163112
North Front.

HB163113
East Side.

HB163114
South Rear, From Shed.

HB163115
West Side.

HB163116
Detail, Windows At Northwest Corner.

HB163117
Front Porch, Looking West.

HB163118
Rear Porch, Looking To East.

HB163119
Looking East Along Length Of Front Second Floor Porch.

HB163120
Detail, Fuses And Switch At East End Of Second Floor Porch.

HB163121
Slate Patio Adjacent To South Porch Of House, From Southeast Corner Of Rear Porch

HB163122
View To Northwest Corner Of Living Room, From Kitchen Doorway.

HB163123
Looking West From Dining Room Across Entry Hall To Living Room.

HB163124
Kitchen, To East.

HB163125
Two Small Pantries East Of Kitchen; View To Southeast.

HB163126
Detail, North Window, West Wall Of Living Room.

HB163127
Second Floor, Looking North.

HB163128
Looking East From Doorway Of Northwest Bedroom, Across Hall Into Northeast Bedroom

HB163129
Icebox In Crawl Space Beneath Dining Room.


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Item Title


Location
Butt Valley Reservoir Road, Caribou%2Bvicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-189-A
Significance: Butt Valley Dam Gate Tender's House was built by GPW for the use of its employees. The house's most noteworthy resident was Ben Goon, a long-time GPW employee and well-respected gate tender and patrolman of the Butt Valley-to-Caribou Powerhouse flume. Although built in a simple folk style, the house represents a rapidly disappearing architectural type associated with the 1900s hydroelectric development and is one of the few extant gate tender's houses built at the inception of the Almanor/Caribou power system.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH FRONT.
2. EAST SIDE.
3. SOUTH REAR, FROM SHED.
4. WEST SIDE.
5. DETAIL, WINDOWS AT NORTHWEST CORNER.
6. FRONT PORCH, LOOKING WEST.
7. REAR PORCH, LOOKING TO EAST.
8. LOOKING EAST ALONG LENGTH OF FRONT SECOND FLOOR PORCH.
9. DETAIL, FUSES AND SWITCH AT EAST END OF SECOND FLOOR PORCH.
10. SLATE PATIO ADJACENT TO SOUTH PORCH OF HOUSE, FROM SOUTHEAST CORNER OF REAR PORCH. SHED IS VISIBLE IN BACKGROUND.
11. VIEW TO NORTHWEST CORNER OF LIVING ROOM, FROM KITCHEN DOORWAY.
12. LOOKING WEST FROM DINING ROOM ACROSS ENTRY HALL TO LIVING ROOM.
13. KITCHEN, TO EAST.
14. TWO SMALL PANTRIES EAST OF KITCHEN; VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
15. DETAIL, NORTH WINDOW, WEST WALL OF LIVING ROOM.
16. SECOND FLOOR, LOOKING NORTH.
17. LOOKING EAST FROM DOORWAY OF NORTHWEST BEDROOM, ACROSS HALL INTO NORTHEAST BEDROOM. PORCH DOOR IS AT LEFT.
18. ICEBOX IN CRAWL SPACE BENEATH DINING ROOM.


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