Augusta Canal, Augusta, Richmond County, GA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER GA-5
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-5).
Building/structure dates: 1845 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1849 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1855 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1872 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1934 subsequent work
Significance: The Augusta power and navigation canal was projected in order to make Augusta a manufacturing center. By the 1880's, the canal was a success. It supplied water power for eight textile mills, three of which still operate hydroelectric plants. The canal has further significance in that its waters power the city's water pumping station. In addition, original canal structures, such as the headgates and locks and the Rae's Creek aqueduct, still stand intact.
War (Civil War)
Augusta Canal Company
John A Green & Company
Cumming, Henry H.
Olmstead, Charles A.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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