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Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam No. 21, Upper Mississippi River, Quincy, Adams County, IL



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Location
Upper Mississippi River, Quincy, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-30
Building/structure dates: 1939 initial construction
Significance: 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 enjoyment 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
Joseph Meltzer Incorporated
Abbott, Edwin E.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF DAM, DOWNSTREAM SIDE, LOOKING FROM TOE OF DIKE
2. GENERAL VIEW OF DAM, DOWNSTREAM SIDE, LOOKING FROM GUIDEWALL
3. GENERAL VIEW OF LOCK, DOWNSTREAM SIDE, LOOKING FROM GUIDEWALL
4. GENERAL VIEW OF ESPLANADE, LOOKING FROM SOUTH
5. DETAIL VIEW OF ATTACHED LAMP STANDARD, PIER HOUSE NO. 4, DAM
6. DETAIL VIEW OF ROLLER GATE GAUGE, HUB TYPE, PIER HOUSE NO. 4, DAM
7. DETAIL VIEW OF UPSTREAM RIVERWALL EXTENSION, MAIN LOCK
8. INTERIOR VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, WITH A DETAILED VIEW OF THE CONTROL PANEL, CLOSED
9. INTERIOR VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, WITH A DETAILED VIEW OF THE CONTROL PANEL, OPEN
10. DETAIL VIEW OF SOUTH AND WEST SIDES OF METAL SHED, ESPLANADE
11. VIEW OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE #1, SOUTH AND EAST SIDES
12. VIEW OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE #1, NORTH AND WEST SIDES
13. VIEW OF FRONT PARLOR, LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE #1, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
14. VIEW OF FRONT PARLOR, LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE #1, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
15. VIEW OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE #2, SOUTH AND WEST SIDES
16. VIEW OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE #2, NORTH AND EAST SIDES
17. VIEW OF KITCHEN, LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
18. VIEW OF DINING ROOM, LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE, LOOKING EAST
19. GENERAL HIGH ALTITUDE AERIAL VIEW OF COMPLEX AND SETTING October 1982
20. DETAIL OF LOCK, VIEW TO EAST WALL. May 1912
21. DETAIL OF DAM, TAINTER GATES, LOOKING NORTHEAST. August 1937
22. LOCK INDEX. October 1982
23. SITE MAP. October 1982
24. LOCK, PILE SPACING. December 1933
25. DAM, GENERAL PLAN. September 1935
26. PROJECT LOCATION. October 1933
27. DAM INDEX. September 1935


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