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Starved Rock Locks & Dam, Illinois Waterway River mile 231, Peru, La Salle County, IL



B&W Photos

HB452409
Overall View Of Upstream Face Of Dam; Spillway In Foreground, Lock In Background On North River Bank

HB452410
Overall View Of Downstream Face Of Dam; Cofferdam For Construction Visible To Left

HB452411
General View Showing (from Left To Right) Lockmaster's House, Visitors Center, And New Garage

HB452412
New Garage With Paint Shed At Right

HB452413
Storage Shed And Older Garage

HB452414
Downstream Side Of Lower Miter Gates With Full Lock Chamber, Visitors, And Lockmaster's House In Background

HB452415
Upstream Side Of Lower Miter Gates

HB452416
Empty Lock Chamber From Downstream (west) End, With Visitors Center (left) And Lockmaster's House On North Bank

HB452417
Downstream Side Of Upper Miter Gates

HB452418
Upstream Side Of Upper Miter Gates Showing Stowed Left Wing Of Upper Guard Gate (far Left)

HB452419
Stowed Right Wing Of Upper Guard Gate

HB452420
Lock Operator's Shelter With Filled Lock Chamber And Spillway In The Background

HB452421
Overall View Of Downstream Face Of Lift Gate Section (from Edge Of Cofferdam) With Boilerhouse And Tainter Gate Section In Background To The Right

HB452422
Detail Of Downstream Face Of Headgate Section Showing Gate Bays Sealed With Concrete

HB452423
Overall View Of Upstream Face Of Lift Gate Section With Tainter Gate Section Of Spillway To The Left

HB452424
Detail Of Lowered Lift Gate And Guide Groove

HB452425
Detail Of Tainter Gate

HB452426
Detail Of Tainter Gate

HB452427
Stairway To Tainter Gate Section Of Spillway, Showing Steam Pipes Emerging From Boilerhouse (right) And Concrete Tainter Gate Counter Weights (background Right)

HB452428
Photographic Copy Of Photograph, May 1932 (print Located At Lockmaster's House, Starved Rock Lock And Dam, Near Utica, Illinois)

HB452429
Photographic Copy Of Photograph, C

HB452430
Photographic Copy Of Photographs, 1927 (print Located At Lockmaster's House, Starved Rock Lock And Dam, Near Utica, Illinois)

HB452431
Photographic Copy Of Photograph, 1927 (print Located At Lockmaster's House, Starved Rock Lock And Dam, Near Utica, Illinois)

HB452432
Photographic Copy Of Photograph, 1930 (print Located At Lockmaster's House, Starved Rock Lock And Dam, Near Utica, Illinois)


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Item Title


Location
Illinois Waterway River mile 231, Peru vicinity, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-127
National Register Number: 66000325
Significance: Starved Rock Lock and Dam consists of a 1,310' straight-crested, reinforced-concrete gravity dam and a 110' x 600' Ohio River Standard lock with horizontally framed miter gates. A 518' headgate section and a 714' controlled spillway make up the dam, which ranges in height from 21' to 31' above the riverbed. Starved Rock is the southernmost facility in the original Illinois Waterway, which linked the Great Lakes to the lower reaches of the Illinois River and ultimately to the Gulf of Mexico. The waterway substantially increased the level of waterborne commercial traffic through the heart of the country.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF UPSTREAM FACE OF DAM; SPILLWAY IN FOREGROUND, LOCK IN BACKGROUND ON NORTH RIVER BANK. VIEW TO NORTH.
2. OVERALL VIEW OF DOWNSTREAM FACE OF DAM; COFFERDAM FOR CONSTRUCTION VISIBLE TO LEFT. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
3. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) LOCKMASTER'S HOUSE, VISITORS CENTER, AND NEW GARAGE. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
4. NEW GARAGE WITH PAINT SHED AT RIGHT. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
5. STORAGE SHED AND OLDER GARAGE. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
6. DOWNSTREAM SIDE OF LOWER MITER GATES WITH FULL LOCK CHAMBER, VISITORS, AND LOCKMASTER'S HOUSE IN BACKGROUND. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
7. UPSTREAM SIDE OF LOWER MITER GATES. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
8. EMPTY LOCK CHAMBER FROM DOWNSTREAM (WEST) END, WITH VISITORS CENTER (LEFT) AND LOCKMASTER'S HOUSE ON NORTH BANK. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
9. DOWNSTREAM SIDE OF UPPER MITER GATES. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
10. UPSTREAM SIDE OF UPPER MITER GATES SHOWING STOWED LEFT WING OF UPPER GUARD GATE (FAR LEFT). VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
11. STOWED RIGHT WING OF UPPER GUARD GATE. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
12. LOCK OPERATOR'S SHELTER WITH FILLED LOCK CHAMBER AND SPILLWAY IN THE BACKGROUND. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
13. OVERALL VIEW OF DOWNSTREAM FACE OF LIFT GATE SECTION (FROM EDGE OF COFFERDAM) WITH BOILERHOUSE AND TAINTER GATE SECTION IN BACKGROUND TO THE RIGHT. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
14. DETAIL OF DOWNSTREAM FACE OF HEADGATE SECTION SHOWING GATE BAYS SEALED WITH CONCRETE. VIEW TO EAST.
15. OVERALL VIEW OF UPSTREAM FACE OF LIFT GATE SECTION WITH TAINTER GATE SECTION OF SPILLWAY TO THE LEFT. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
16. DETAIL OF LOWERED LIFT GATE AND GUIDE GROOVE. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
17. DETAIL OF TAINTER GATE. VIEW TO NORTH.
18. DETAIL OF TAINTER GATE. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
19. STAIRWAY TO TAINTER GATE SECTION OF SPILLWAY, SHOWING STEAM PIPES EMERGING FROM BOILERHOUSE (RIGHT) AND CONCRETE TAINTER GATE COUNTER WEIGHTS (BACKGROUND RIGHT). VIEW TO SOUTH.
20. Photographic copy of photograph, May 1932 (print located at Lockmaster's House, Starved Rock Lock and Dam, near Utica, Illinois). OVERALL VIEW OF LOCK AND DAM UPON COMPLETION, LOOKING DOWNSTREAM (SOUTHWEST).
21. Photographic copy of photograph, c. 1926 (print located at Lockmaster's House, Starved Rock Lock and Dam, near Utica, Illinois). EXCAVATION FOR LOCK.
22. Photographic copy of photographs, 1927 (print located at Lockmaster's House, Starved Rock Lock and Dam, near Utica, Illinois). CONSTRUCTION OF CONCRETE PIERS FOR LIFT GATE SECTION OF DAM.
23. Photographic copy of photograph, 1927 (print located at Lockmaster's House, Starved Rock Lock and Dam, near Utica, Illinois). CONSTRUCTION OF LOCK CHAMBER, SHOWING UPPER GATE AREA, WITH LIFT GATE SECTION IN BACKGROUND.
24. Photographic copy of photograph, 1930 (print located at Lockmaster's House, Starved Rock Lock and Dam, near Utica, Illinois). DETAIL OF COMPLETED DAM SHOWING (LEFT TO RIGHT) TAINTER GATE, ICE, CHUTE, AND VERTICAL LIFT GATE WITH ALL GATES RAISED.


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