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Olive Switching Station, 13355 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA



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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2664
Significance: The Olive Switching Station is the oldest such facility of the Department of Water and Power (Department) of the City of Los Angeles. It was a key element of the initial power development along the route of the Los Angeles Aqueduct (Aqueduct). Constructed between 1916 and 1917 at the mid-point in the 115 kilovolt (kv) transmission line from San Francisquito Power Plant No. 1 to the central receiving station in the city (now Receiving Station A), the station ensured the reliability of the system by allowing a section of any circuit on which trouble developed to be cut out without affecting service. The station remains vital to the operation of the San Francisquito power plants No. 1 and No. 2 as well as the facilities that bring water from the Owens Valley and Mono Basins to Los Angeles.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
View of northeast side of Olive Switching Station from north side of San Fernando Road facing southwest
Straight on view of northeast side of Olive Switching Station from north side of San Fernando Road facing southwest
View of northeast side from corner of LADWP property lot (cyclone fence)
View of east corner (northeast and southeast sides) of the Station from the LADWP property line (cyclone fence)
Straight on view of southeast side of Station from the LADWP property line (cyclone fence)
View of south corner (southeast and southwest sides) of Station
View of south corner (southeast and southwest sides) of Station
View of southwest side of Station from transmission tower
View of northwest side of Station from south side of San Fernando Road
View of west corner of Station approximately 50 feet from Station
View of west corner of Station approximately 200 feet from Station
View of first room on the first floor towards main control wall/panel oriented northeast
View of first room on the first floor towards side control wall/panel oriented southeast
View of first room on the first floor towards side control wall/panel oriented northwest
View of first room on the first floor towards front door oriented southwest
View of second room on the first floor looking southeast
View of second room on the first floor looking northwest


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