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Home > Iowa > Keokuk > Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel, Lock & Dam No. 19, Upper Mississippi River, Keokuk, Lee County, IA



B&W Photos
General View Of Dam, Looking From South
HB411948
General View Of Dam, Looking From South
Detail View Of Dam, Looking From West
HB411949
Detail View Of Dam, Looking From West
Downstream View Of Lock
HB411950
Downstream View Of Lock
General View Of Esplanade And City Of Keokuk Service Building
HB411951
General View Of Esplanade And City Of Keokuk Service Building
Detail View Of Dam, Showing Gate Front, Spillway
HB411952
Detail View Of Dam, Showing Gate Front, Spillway
Detail View Of Dam, Showing Gate Back, Spillway
HB411953
Detail View Of Dam, Showing Gate Back, Spillway
View Of Flat Car, Dam
HB411954
View Of Flat Car, Dam
View Of Electric Car, Dam
HB411955
View Of Electric Car, Dam
View Of Traveler, Dam
HB411956
View Of Traveler, Dam
General View Of Power Plant, Showing South And West Sides Of Main Facade
HB411957
General View Of Power Plant, Showing South And West Sides Of Main Facade
Interior View Of Generator Room, Power Plant
HB411958
Interior View Of Generator Room, Power Plant
General View Of Old Keokuk Lock, Looking From South Of Lock And Drydock
HB411959
General View Of Old Keokuk Lock, Looking From South Of Lock And Drydock
View Showing South And East Sides Of Lock Operator
HB411960
View Showing South And East Sides Of Lock Operator's House, Old Keokuk Lock
View Of Interior And Central Control Panel, Old Keokuk Lock, Looking From North
HB411961
View Of Interior And Central Control Panel, Old Keokuk Lock, Looking From North
View Of Interior And Central Control Panel, Old Keokuk Lock, Looking From South
HB411962
View Of Interior And Central Control Panel, Old Keokuk Lock, Looking From South
Exterior View Of Upper Shop Section Or Superstructure, North Side, Power House, Old Keokuk Lock, Looking East
HB411963
Exterior View Of Upper Shop Section Or Superstructure, North Side, Power House, Old Keokuk Lock, Looking East
View Of Power House, South Side, Old Keokuk Lock
HB411964
View Of Power House, South Side, Old Keokuk Lock
Interior View Of Shop Section, Power House, Old Keokuk Lock, Looking East
HB411965
Interior View Of Shop Section, Power House, Old Keokuk Lock, Looking East
General View Of Machinery Room, Old Keokuk Lock
HB411966
General View Of Machinery Room, Old Keokuk Lock
Detail View Of Compressor Belt, Machinery Room, Old Keokuk Lock
HB411967
Detail View Of Compressor Belt, Machinery Room, Old Keokuk Lock
Detail View Of Water Turbine Belt Drive Wheel, Machinery Room, Old Keokuk Lock
HB411968
Detail View Of Water Turbine Belt Drive Wheel, Machinery Room, Old Keokuk Lock
Detail View Of Air Compressor, Machinery Room, Old Keokuk Lock
HB411969
Detail View Of Air Compressor, Machinery Room, Old Keokuk Lock
Detail View Of Light Fixture, Machinery Room
HB411970
Detail View Of Light Fixture, Machinery Room
Detail View Of Air-operated Pump, Lower Tunnels, Old Keokuk Lock
HB411971
Detail View Of Air-operated Pump, Lower Tunnels, Old Keokuk Lock
Detail View Of Freestanding Light Fixture, Old Keokuk Lock
HB411972
Detail View Of Freestanding Light Fixture, Old Keokuk Lock
View Of Pneumatic Hoist Tower, Lock Gate, Old Keokuk Lock
HB411973
View Of Pneumatic Hoist Tower, Lock Gate, Old Keokuk Lock
View Of Stairway Building, Old Keokuk Lock
HB411974
View Of Stairway Building, Old Keokuk Lock
View Of Miter Gate, Machinery Shelter Building, Old Keokuk Lock
HB411975
View Of Miter Gate, Machinery Shelter Building, Old Keokuk Lock
Detail View Of Miter Gate, Old Keokuk Lock
HB411976
Detail View Of Miter Gate, Old Keokuk Lock
Interior View Of Lock, Old Keokuk Lock
HB411977
Interior View Of Lock, Old Keokuk Lock
View Of Upper Gates And Operating Machinery, Old Keokuk Lock
HB411978
View Of Upper Gates And Operating Machinery, Old Keokuk Lock
General View Of Drydock, Old Keokuk Lock
HB411979
General View Of Drydock, Old Keokuk Lock
General View Of Drydock Gates, Downstream Side, Old Keokuk Lock
HB411980
General View Of Drydock Gates, Downstream Side, Old Keokuk Lock
View Of Bullnose, Des Moines Rapids Canal
HB411981
View Of Bullnose, Des Moines Rapids Canal
Interior View Of Riverwall Control Station, 1957 Lock
HB411982
Interior View Of Riverwall Control Station, 1957 Lock
View Of Riverwall Control Station And Tainter Valve Well, 1957 Lock
HB411983
View Of Riverwall Control Station And Tainter Valve Well, 1957 Lock
View Of Landwall, Showing Tainter Valve Well And Stairway, 1957 Lock
HB411984
View Of Landwall, Showing Tainter Valve Well And Stairway, 1957 Lock
Interior View Of Lock, 1957 Lock
HB411985
Interior View Of Lock, 1957 Lock
View Of Riverwall, Showing Guidewall And Bridge Span, 1957 Lock
HB411986
View Of Riverwall, Showing Guidewall And Bridge Span, 1957 Lock
View Of Lower Guidewall Extension, Landwall, 1957 Lock
HB411987
View Of Lower Guidewall Extension, Landwall, 1957 Lock
View Of Upper Guidewall, Landwall, 1957 Lock
HB411988
View Of Upper Guidewall, Landwall, 1957 Lock
View Of Upstream Vertical Lock Gates, 1957 Lock
HB411989
View Of Upstream Vertical Lock Gates, 1957 Lock
View Of Upstream Vertical Service Lock Gates, 1957 Lock
HB411990
View Of Upstream Vertical Service Lock Gates, 1957 Lock
View Of Gear And Operating Arm, Miter Gates, 1957 Lock
HB411991
View Of Gear And Operating Arm, Miter Gates, 1957 Lock
View Of Landwall Control Station And Tainter Valve Well, 1957 Lock
HB411992
View Of Landwall Control Station And Tainter Valve Well, 1957 Lock
Interior View Of Landwall Control Station, 1957 Lock, Looking South
HB411993
Interior View Of Landwall Control Station, 1957 Lock, Looking South
View Of Interior And Control Panel, Landwall Control Station, 1957 Lock, Looking North
HB411994
View Of Interior And Control Panel, Landwall Control Station, 1957 Lock, Looking North
View Of Landwall Observation Deck And Restroom Building, 1957 Lock
HB411995
View Of Landwall Observation Deck And Restroom Building, 1957 Lock
View Of Lock Tender
HB411996
View Of Lock Tender's Office And Shop, North Side, 1957 Lock
View Of Lock Tender
HB411997
View Of Lock Tender's Office And Shop, South Side, 1957 Lock
Interior View Of Lock Tender
HB411998
Interior View Of Lock Tender's Shop, 1957 Lock, Looking West
Interior View Of Lock Tender
HB411999
Interior View Of Lock Tender's Office, 1957 Lock, Looking North
View Of Landwall Boat Launch Derrick, 1957 Lock
HB412000
View Of Landwall Boat Launch Derrick, 1957 Lock
General High Altitude Aerial View Of Complex And General Setting
HB412001
General High Altitude Aerial View Of Complex And General Setting
Lock, West Wall
HB412002
Lock, West Wall
Lock, East Wall
HB412003
Lock, East Wall
Area Landward Of Drydock, Looking East
HB412004
Area Landward Of Drydock, Looking East
Lock, Excavation For Miter Gate Casting
HB412005
Lock, Excavation For Miter Gate Casting
Interior, Regulating Wicket Gates Of Smith Turbine
HB412006
Interior, Regulating Wicket Gates Of Smith Turbine
Lock, Excavation And Concrete Spills For Miter Gates
HB412007
Lock, Excavation And Concrete Spills For Miter Gates
North Side Of North Drydock Wall
HB412008
North Side Of North Drydock Wall
Lock, Main Chamber, Looking Southeast From Upper Arm Of Cofferdam
HB412009
Lock, Main Chamber, Looking Southeast From Upper Arm Of Cofferdam
Area Engineer
HB412010
Area Engineer's Residence, Looking North
Lock, General View
HB412011
Lock, General View
Index Of New 1,200-foot Lock February 1954
HB412012
Index Of New 1,200-foot Lock February 1954
Lock, Dry Dock And Grounds
HB412013
Lock, Dry Dock And Grounds
Floating Lock Gate, Chicago Bridge And Iron Works
HB412014
Floating Lock Gate, Chicago Bridge And Iron Works
Drydock, Plan And Sections
HB412015
Drydock, Plan And Sections
Lock And Drydock, General Layout
HB412016
Lock And Drydock, General Layout
Lock Intake Valve
HB412017
Lock Intake Valve
Ladies
HB412018
Ladies' Restroom And Lockman's Shop
Lock And Drydock End Of Floating Lock Gates With Guiding Machinery
HB412019
Lock And Drydock End Of Floating Lock Gates With Guiding Machinery
Lock And Drydock, Floating Lock Gates Upstream Truss
HB412020
Lock And Drydock, Floating Lock Gates Upstream Truss
Lock And Drydock, Floating Lock Gates, General Plan Of Gates
HB412021
Lock And Drydock, Floating Lock Gates, General Plan Of Gates
Lock And Drydock, Lock Power House, Longitudinal Section
HB412022
Lock And Drydock, Lock Power House, Longitudinal Section
Lock And Drydock, House Covering Valves
HB412023
Lock And Drydock, House Covering Valves
Lock And Drydock, Lock Power House Plan
HB412024
Lock And Drydock, Lock Power House Plan
Lock And Drydock, Lower Lock Gates, General Arrangement Of Operating Mechanism
HB412025
Lock And Drydock, Lower Lock Gates, General Arrangement Of Operating Mechanism
Lock And Drydock, Floating Lock Gates, Cross Section Of Upper Gates
HB412026
Lock And Drydock, Floating Lock Gates, Cross Section Of Upper Gates


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Item Title


Location
Upper Mississippi River, Keokuk, IA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IA-27
Building/structure dates: 1877 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1889 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1914 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1957 subsequent work
Significance: Rare, intact example of nationally significant historic engineering -- listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Lock 19 National Register District. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nine-Foot Channel Project (1927-1940) represents the culmination of a 100-year effort to improve the navigability of the Upper Mississippi River between the mouth of the Missouri River and Minneapolis, Minnesota. This specific project arose as a response to the farm crisis of the 1920s. Proponents of the New Deal adopted the project and gave speed to its construction as a means of providing public employment during the more general depression of the 1930s. By the 1940s, the completed project had converted over 650 miles of free-flowing river into a series of interconnected reservoirs which ensured enough water for fully loaded modern boats and barges to navigate the system. This constituted a significant alteration of the natural environment of the Upper Mississippi River. However, the project also brought economic benefits to the communities along and around the river corridor and lead to new recreational opportunities for the entire region.

Related Names
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
Miegs, Montgomery C.
Keokuk & Hamilton Power Company
Union Electric Company
Cooper, Hugh
Wilson, Lt. James H.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF DAM, LOOKING FROM SOUTH
2. DETAIL VIEW OF DAM, LOOKING FROM WEST
3. DOWNSTREAM VIEW OF LOCK
4. GENERAL VIEW OF ESPLANADE AND CITY OF KEOKUK SERVICE BUILDING
5. DETAIL VIEW OF DAM, SHOWING GATE FRONT, SPILLWAY
6. DETAIL VIEW OF DAM, SHOWING GATE BACK, SPILLWAY
7. VIEW OF FLAT CAR, DAM
8. VIEW OF ELECTRIC CAR, DAM
9. VIEW OF TRAVELER, DAM
10. GENERAL VIEW OF POWER PLANT, SHOWING SOUTH AND WEST SIDES OF MAIN FACADE
11. INTERIOR VIEW OF GENERATOR ROOM, POWER PLANT
12. GENERAL VIEW OF OLD KEOKUK LOCK, LOOKING FROM SOUTH OF LOCK AND DRYDOCK
13. VIEW SHOWING SOUTH AND EAST SIDES OF LOCK OPERATOR'S HOUSE, OLD KEOKUK LOCK
14. VIEW OF INTERIOR AND CENTRAL CONTROL PANEL, OLD KEOKUK LOCK, LOOKING FROM NORTH
15. VIEW OF INTERIOR AND CENTRAL CONTROL PANEL, OLD KEOKUK LOCK, LOOKING FROM SOUTH
16. EXTERIOR VIEW OF UPPER SHOP SECTION OR SUPERSTRUCTURE, NORTH SIDE, POWER HOUSE, OLD KEOKUK LOCK, LOOKING EAST
17. VIEW OF POWER HOUSE, SOUTH SIDE, OLD KEOKUK LOCK
18. INTERIOR VIEW OF SHOP SECTION, POWER HOUSE, OLD KEOKUK LOCK, LOOKING EAST
19. GENERAL VIEW OF MACHINERY ROOM, OLD KEOKUK LOCK. LOOKING EAST
20. DETAIL VIEW OF COMPRESSOR BELT, MACHINERY ROOM, OLD KEOKUK LOCK
21. DETAIL VIEW OF WATER TURBINE BELT DRIVE WHEEL, MACHINERY ROOM, OLD KEOKUK LOCK
22. DETAIL VIEW OF AIR COMPRESSOR, MACHINERY ROOM, OLD KEOKUK LOCK
23. DETAIL VIEW OF LIGHT FIXTURE, MACHINERY ROOM. OLD KEOKUK LOCK
24. DETAIL VIEW OF AIR-OPERATED PUMP, LOWER TUNNELS, OLD KEOKUK LOCK
25. DETAIL VIEW OF FREESTANDING LIGHT FIXTURE, OLD KEOKUK LOCK
26. VIEW OF PNEUMATIC HOIST TOWER, LOCK GATE, OLD KEOKUK LOCK
27. VIEW OF STAIRWAY BUILDING, OLD KEOKUK LOCK
28. VIEW OF MITER GATE, MACHINERY SHELTER BUILDING, OLD KEOKUK LOCK
29. DETAIL VIEW OF MITER GATE, OLD KEOKUK LOCK
30. INTERIOR VIEW OF LOCK, OLD KEOKUK LOCK
31. VIEW OF UPPER GATES AND OPERATING MACHINERY, OLD KEOKUK LOCK
32. GENERAL VIEW OF DRYDOCK, OLD KEOKUK LOCK
33. GENERAL VIEW OF DRYDOCK GATES, DOWNSTREAM SIDE, OLD KEOKUK LOCK
34. VIEW OF BULLNOSE, DES MOINES RAPIDS CANAL
35. INTERIOR VIEW OF RIVERWALL CONTROL STATION, 1957 LOCK
36. VIEW OF RIVERWALL CONTROL STATION AND TAINTER VALVE WELL, 1957 LOCK
37. VIEW OF LANDWALL, SHOWING TAINTER VALVE WELL AND STAIRWAY, 1957 LOCK
38. INTERIOR VIEW OF LOCK, 1957 LOCK
39. VIEW OF RIVERWALL, SHOWING GUIDEWALL AND BRIDGE SPAN, 1957 LOCK
40. VIEW OF LOWER GUIDEWALL EXTENSION, LANDWALL, 1957 LOCK
41. VIEW OF UPPER GUIDEWALL, LANDWALL, 1957 LOCK
42. VIEW OF UPSTREAM VERTICAL LOCK GATES, 1957 LOCK
43. VIEW OF UPSTREAM VERTICAL SERVICE LOCK GATES, 1957 LOCK
44. VIEW OF GEAR AND OPERATING ARM, MITER GATES, 1957 LOCK
45. VIEW OF LANDWALL CONTROL STATION AND TAINTER VALVE WELL, 1957 LOCK
46. INTERIOR VIEW OF LANDWALL CONTROL STATION, 1957 LOCK, LOOKING SOUTH
47. VIEW OF INTERIOR AND CONTROL PANEL, LANDWALL CONTROL STATION, 1957 LOCK, LOOKING NORTH
48. VIEW OF LANDWALL OBSERVATION DECK AND RESTROOM BUILDING, 1957 LOCK
49. VIEW OF LOCK TENDER'S OFFICE AND SHOP, NORTH SIDE, 1957 LOCK
50. VIEW OF LOCK TENDER'S OFFICE AND SHOP, SOUTH SIDE, 1957 LOCK
51. INTERIOR VIEW OF LOCK TENDER'S SHOP, 1957 LOCK, LOOKING WEST
52. INTERIOR VIEW OF LOCK TENDER'S OFFICE, 1957 LOCK, LOOKING NORTH
53. VIEW OF LANDWALL BOAT LAUNCH DERRICK, 1957 LOCK
54. GENERAL HIGH ALTITUDE AERIAL VIEW OF COMPLEX AND GENERAL SETTING. October 1982
55. LOCK, WEST WALL. May 1912
56. LOCK, EAST WALL. May 1912
57. AREA LANDWARD OF DRYDOCK, LOOKING EAST. March 1955
58. LOCK, EXCAVATION FOR MITER GATE CASTING. May 1912
59. INTERIOR, REGULATING WICKET GATES OF SMITH TURBINE. April 1939
60. LOCK, EXCAVATION AND CONCRETE SPILLS FOR MITER GATES. June 1912
61. NORTH SIDE OF NORTH DRYDOCK WALL. May 1912
62. LOCK, MAIN CHAMBER, LOOKING SOUTHEAST FROM UPPER ARM OF COFFERDAM. October 1933
63. AREA ENGINEER'S RESIDENCE, LOOKING NORTH
64. LOCK, GENERAL VIEW. July 1945
65. INDEX OF NEW 1,200-FOOT LOCK February 1954
66. LOCK, DRY DOCK AND GROUNDS. December 1927
67. FLOATING LOCK GATE, CHICAGO BRIDGE AND IRON WORKS. December 1913
68. DRYDOCK, PLAN AND SECTIONS. January 1912
69. LOCK AND DRYDOCK, GENERAL LAYOUT. March 1930
70. LOCK INTAKE VALVE. August 1913
71. LADIES' RESTROOM AND LOCKMAN'S SHOP. September 1927
72. LOCK AND DRYDOCK END OF FLOATING LOCK GATES WITH GUIDING MACHINERY. February 1912
73. LOCK AND DRYDOCK, FLOATING LOCK GATES UPSTREAM TRUSS. February 1912
74. LOCK AND DRYDOCK, FLOATING LOCK GATES, GENERAL PLAN OF GATES. February 1912
75. LOCK AND DRYDOCK, LOCK POWER HOUSE, LONGITUDINAL SECTION. August 1912
76. LOCK AND DRYDOCK, HOUSE COVERING VALVES. February 1912
77. LOCK AND DRYDOCK, LOCK POWER HOUSE PLAN. August 1913
78. LOCK AND DRYDOCK, LOWER LOCK GATES, GENERAL ARRANGEMENT OF OPERATING MECHANISM. August 1912
79. LOCK AND DRYDOCK, FLOATING LOCK GATES, CROSS SECTION OF UPPER GATES. January 1912


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