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Bonneville Power Administration Burley Substation, 1221 Albion Avenue, Burley, Cassia County, ID



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B&W Photos

HB423656
Contextual Frontal View Of Burley Substation, Looking Southeast Across Albion Avenue

HB423657
View Showing Front (west) Of Burley Substation And Adjacent Drycleaners, With Albion Avenue In Foreground

HB423658
View Showing Front Half Of North Side Of Burley Substation, Looking Southwest

HB423659
View Showing Back Half Of North Side Of Burley Substation, Looking East At 1921 Addition

HB423660
View Showing East Back Of Burley Substation With Adjacent Drycleaners, Looking Northwest

HB423661
View Showing East Back Of Burley Substation, With Cyclone-fenced Area In Foreground

HB423662
View Showing South Side Of Burley Substation With Drycleaners In Foreground And Side Of Substation With Break Between 1913-1914 And 1921 Construction Phases In Background

HB423663
Interior View Of Burley Substation, Looking East, Showing Partitions In Foreground And Chain And Pulley Hoist In Background

HB423664
Interior View Of Burley Substation, Looking Northwest, Showing Ladder, Chain And Pulley Hoist And Partition In Foreground

HB423665
Interior View Of Burley Substation, Second Store, Showing Partitions, Looking West

HB423666
Interior View Of Burley Substation, Second Story, Looking East, Showing Partitions, Poured-in-place Concrete Roof And Water- Damaged South Wall (break Between 1913-1914 And 1921 Construction Phases In Foreground)

HB423667
General View Showing West Front Of Burley Substation Taken Ca

HB423668
General View Showing West Front And North Side Of Burley Substation, Looking Southeast Taken Ca


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Item Title


Location
1221 Albion Avenue, Burley, ID

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER ID-22
Building/structure dates: 1914 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1921 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1949 subsequent work
Significance: The Burley Substation is significant as a distribution component of the United States Reclamation Service's Minidoka Project, which pioneered agricultural development and the market for commercial power in the Burley vicinity of southern Idaho during the early twentieth century. Its construction accelerated urban growth in Burley and electrical power transmitted through this station began to dominate the region's residential and commercial heating and power needs. Architecturally, the station is unique as the only brick substation in the Minidoka system and is representative of the changing nature of electrical power demand. The original 1913-constructed structure increased in size with a 1921 addition; however, materials, construction style, and continuity of design remained consistent between the two construction phases. Resident interior electrical components of the station evolved technologically during the station's operation, but at present all electrical transmission-related gear has been removed from the structure. Minidoka Dam, which generated the hydroelectric power distributed through the Burley Substation, has previously been included in the National Register of Historic Places.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Electrical Substations


Related Names
Lind, William


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. CONTEXTUAL FRONTAL VIEW OF BURLEY SUBSTATION, LOOKING SOUTHEAST ACROSS ALBION AVENUE
2. VIEW SHOWING FRONT (WEST) OF BURLEY SUBSTATION AND ADJACENT DRYCLEANERS, WITH ALBION AVENUE IN FOREGROUND
3. VIEW SHOWING FRONT HALF OF NORTH SIDE OF BURLEY SUBSTATION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST. BREAK BETWEEN 1913-1914 AND 1921 CONSTRUCTION PHASES, LOCATED BELOW AND ABOVE RIGHT EDGE OF SECOND WINDOW, FRONT LEFT OF PHOTOGRAPH
4. VIEW SHOWING BACK HALF OF NORTH SIDE OF BURLEY SUBSTATION, LOOKING EAST AT 1921 ADDITION
5. VIEW SHOWING EAST BACK OF BURLEY SUBSTATION WITH ADJACENT DRYCLEANERS, LOOKING NORTHWEST
6. VIEW SHOWING EAST BACK OF BURLEY SUBSTATION, WITH CYCLONE-FENCED AREA IN FOREGROUND
7. VIEW SHOWING SOUTH SIDE OF BURLEY SUBSTATION WITH DRYCLEANERS IN FOREGROUND AND SIDE OF SUBSTATION WITH BREAK BETWEEN 1913-1914 AND 1921 CONSTRUCTION PHASES IN BACKGROUND
8. INTERIOR VIEW OF BURLEY SUBSTATION, LOOKING EAST, SHOWING PARTITIONS IN FOREGROUND AND CHAIN AND PULLEY HOIST IN BACKGROUND
9. INTERIOR VIEW OF BURLEY SUBSTATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST, SHOWING LADDER, CHAIN AND PULLEY HOIST AND PARTITION IN FOREGROUND
10. INTERIOR VIEW OF BURLEY SUBSTATION, SECOND STORE, SHOWING PARTITIONS, LOOKING WEST
11. INTERIOR VIEW OF BURLEY SUBSTATION, SECOND STORY, LOOKING EAST, SHOWING PARTITIONS, POURED-IN-PLACE CONCRETE ROOF AND WATER- DAMAGED SOUTH WALL (BREAK BETWEEN 1913-1914 AND 1921 CONSTRUCTION PHASES IN FOREGROUND)
12. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING WEST FRONT OF BURLEY SUBSTATION Taken ca. 1914
13. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING WEST FRONT AND NORTH SIDE OF BURLEY SUBSTATION, LOOKING SOUTHEAST Taken ca. 1921


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