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Washington Water Power Company Post Falls Power Plant, Middle Channel Powerhouse & Dam, West of intersection of Spokane & Fourth Streets, Post Falls, Kootenai County, ID



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Item Title


Location
West of intersection of Spokane & Fourth Streets, Post Falls, ID

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER ID-32-A
Significance: It is significant as the first power production and transmission facility constructed on the Spokane River outside Spokane. The historic property consists of the connected, but irregular shaped "old switching building," the power plant that houses the four turbine-generator units, and the run-of-the-river dam...

Subjects
Dams
Powerhouses


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF THE POST FALLS POWERHOUSE LOOKING DOWNSTREAM. POWER PLANT AND INTAKE GATES ARE IN THE LEFT FOREGROUND, AND THE ATTACHED 'OLD SWITCHING BUILDING' (NOW ABANDONED) IS IN THE RIGHT BACKGROUND, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
2. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF THE POST FALLS POWERHOUSE, WITH THE MODERN SUBSTATION AND OLD SWITCHING BUILDING IN THE LEFT FOREGROUND AND THE POWER PLANT IN THE RIGHT FOREGROUND, LOOKING SOUTH.
3. OBLIQUE VIEW OF THE PRESENT CONTROL ROOM (ORIGINALLY THE TRANSFORMER ROOM).
4. VIEW OF A PORTION OF THE ORIGINAL (BUT NO LONGER FUNCTIONAL) SWITCHING EQUIPMENT IN ONE OF TWO 60,000-VOLT BUS ROOMS, DIVIDED BY A BRICK WALL THAT RUNS THE FULL LENGTH OF THE OLD SWITCHING BUILDING, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
5. UPSTREAM VIEW OF THE TRASH RAKES, GATES AND GATE-LIFTING MECHANISMS FOR THE POST FALLS DAM AND POWERHOUSE, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
6. UPSTREAM VIEW OF THE SPILLWAY OF THE POST FALLS POWERHOUSE, WITH A PARTIAL VIEW OF THE MODERN TRANSFORMER IN THE FOREGROUND, AND THE OLD SWITCHING BUILDING IN THE LEFT BACKGROUND, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
7. VIEW OF THE MODERN SUBSTATION (FOREGROUND), WITH THE OLD SWITCHING BUILDING IN THE BACKGROUND, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
8. LEFT FACADE VIEW OF THE OLD SWITCHING BUILDING, WITH THE POWERHOUSE AND DAM IN LEFT BACKGROUND, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
9. VIEW OF THE TRASH RAKES, TRASH RAKE GATE-LIFTING MECHANISM, AND SHED ROOF (REMOVED AUTUMN OF 1996), WITH TRASH LOG LIFTING MECHANISM IN FOREGROUND, LOOKING WEST.
10. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE TRASH RAKES, THEIR LIFTING MECHANISM (RIGHT FOREGROUND), AND CLUTCHES THAT OPEN AND CLOSE THE SIX INTAKE GATES ON THE POST FALLS POWERHOUSE, LOOKING WEST.
11. VIEW SHOWING THE SUPERSTRUCTURE OF THE SHED ROOF (REMOVED AUTUMN OF 1996) PROTECTING THE PRESENT INTAKE GATES- AND RAKE-LIFTING MECHANISMS AND THE TRASH RACKS (LOWER FOREGROUND), LOOKING NORTH.
12. CLOSE-UP OF THE CURRENT TRASH RAKE-LIFTING MECHANISM (CALLED 'JAWS' BY THE PRESENT OPERATORS), LOOKING WEST. THIS EQUIPMENT WAS REMOVED IN AUTUMN OF 1996.
13. LONGITUDINAL VIEW OF THE SIX TURBINE-GENERATOR UNITS (NO.'S 1-5 ARE ORIGINAL). TURBINE-GENERATOR NO.1 IS IN THE FOREGROUND, LOOKING WEST.
14. TURBINE-GENERATOR UNIT NO.4: VIEW SHOWS PENSTOCK ENTERING THE TURBINE (BACKGROUND), ORIGINAL LOMBARD GOVERNOR (RIGHT BACKGROUND), AND ORIGINAL EXCITER (FOREGROUND).
15. VIEW OF THE ORIGINAL 10-TON OVERHEAD NILES TRAVELING CRANE.


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