Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming

Home > Illinois > Rock%252BIsland > Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam No. 15, Upper Mississipi River (Arsenal Island), Rock Island, Rock Island County, IL



B&W Photos
General View Of Dam, Downstream Side, Looking From Toe Of Dike
HB443733
General View Of Dam, Downstream Side, Looking From Toe Of Dike
General View Of Dam, Downstream Side, Looking From Guidewall
HB443734
General View Of Dam, Downstream Side, Looking From Guidewall
General View Of Lock, Downstream Side, Looking From Guidewall
HB443735
General View Of Lock, Downstream Side, Looking From Guidewall
General View Of Esplanade, Looking South
HB443736
General View Of Esplanade, Looking South
Detail View Of Seawall
HB443737
Detail View Of Seawall
Detail View Of Seawall, Showing Outtake Parts
HB443738
Detail View Of Seawall, Showing Outtake Parts
View Of Dam Storage Yard
HB443739
View Of Dam Storage Yard
View Of Skimmer Gate And Roller Gates, Dam
HB443740
View Of Skimmer Gate And Roller Gates, Dam
View Of North And West Sides Of Type Ia Pier House, Showing Roller Gate Track, Dam
HB443741
View Of North And West Sides Of Type Ia Pier House, Showing Roller Gate Track, Dam
View Of South And East Sides Of Type Ia Pier House, Showing Roller Gate Track, Dam
HB443742
View Of South And East Sides Of Type Ia Pier House, Showing Roller Gate Track, Dam
Interior Of Type Ia Pier House, Dam
HB443743
Interior Of Type Ia Pier House, Dam
View Of Service Bridge And Emergency Bulkhead Maneuvering Crane, Dam
HB443744
View Of Service Bridge And Emergency Bulkhead Maneuvering Crane, Dam
View Of South Dam End Walls And South Side Powerhouse, Dam
HB443745
View Of South Dam End Walls And South Side Powerhouse, Dam
View Of Movable Deck Crane, Dam
HB443746
View Of Movable Deck Crane, Dam
View Showing North Side Of Power House, Dam
HB443747
View Showing North Side Of Power House, Dam
Interior View Of Power House, Dam, Looking West
HB443748
Interior View Of Power House, Dam, Looking West
Interior View Of Power House, Looking East
HB443749
Interior View Of Power House, Looking East
Interior View Of Power House, Showing Control Panel, Dam
HB443750
Interior View Of Power House, Showing Control Panel, Dam
View Of Type 1a, Nonsubmersible Roller Gate, Dam
HB443751
View Of Type 1a, Nonsubmersible Roller Gate, Dam
View Of Auxiliary Lock, Downstream River Wall
HB443752
View Of Auxiliary Lock, Downstream River Wall
View Of Auxiliary Lock, Lock Operator
HB443753
View Of Auxiliary Lock, Lock Operator's Shelter
View Of Lock, Storage Building
HB443754
View Of Lock, Storage Building
Interior View Of Lock, Showing Control Panel And Transformers, Looking West
HB443755
Interior View Of Lock, Showing Control Panel And Transformers, Looking West
View Of Tainter Valve Machinery, Lock
HB443756
View Of Tainter Valve Machinery, Lock
General View Of Government Bridge Spanning Lock 15, East Side
HB443757
General View Of Government Bridge Spanning Lock 15, East Side
General View Of Government Bridge Spanning Lock 15, Looking From The South End
HB443758
General View Of Government Bridge Spanning Lock 15, Looking From The South End
View Of Government Bridge, Showing Swing Span Machinery
HB443759
View Of Government Bridge, Showing Swing Span Machinery
View Of Government Bridge, Showing Swing Span Machinery And Operator
HB443760
View Of Government Bridge, Showing Swing Span Machinery And Operator's House
View Showing North Side Of Central Control Station/visitor
HB443761
View Showing North Side Of Central Control Station/visitor's Center
View Showing South Side Of Central Control Station/visitor
HB443762
View Showing South Side Of Central Control Station/visitor's Center
Interior View Of Second Floor Of Central Control Station/visitors
HB443763
Interior View Of Second Floor Of Central Control Station/visitors' Center, Looking Southwest
Interior View Of Second Floor Of Central Control Station/visitors
HB443764
Interior View Of Second Floor Of Central Control Station/visitors' Center, Looking Northeast
General High Altitude Aerial View Of Complex And General Setting
HB443765
General High Altitude Aerial View Of Complex And General Setting
First Span Of Service Bridge Over Gate Bay #1, Looking Downstream From Top Of Seawall
HB443766
First Span Of Service Bridge Over Gate Bay #1, Looking Downstream From Top Of Seawall
Locks, General Plan
HB443767
Locks, General Plan
Esplanade
HB443768
Esplanade
Site Map
HB443769
Site Map
Assembly And Details Of Signal Light Unit And Standard
HB443770
Assembly And Details Of Signal Light Unit And Standard
Tainter Gate Valves, Operating Machinery, And Valve Assembled Auxiliary Lock
HB443771
Tainter Gate Valves, Operating Machinery, And Valve Assembled Auxiliary Lock
Operating House-plan, Elevations, And Sections
HB443772
Operating House-plan, Elevations, And Sections
Power House, Location Of Machinery
HB443773
Power House, Location Of Machinery
Power House, Plan, Elevations, And Sections
HB443774
Power House, Plan, Elevations, And Sections
Storage House, Plans, Elevations, And Sections
HB443775
Storage House, Plans, Elevations, And Sections
Lock, Wall Pier, Masonry Details
HB443776
Lock, Wall Pier, Masonry Details
Transformer Room, Layout Of Equipment
HB443777
Transformer Room, Layout Of Equipment
Masonry Guard Wall At Drawbridge
HB443778
Masonry Guard Wall At Drawbridge
Roller Gate-general Arrangement
HB443779
Roller Gate-general Arrangement
Seawall Pier And Sewer Outlet, Masonry Details
HB443780
Seawall Pier And Sewer Outlet, Masonry Details
Operating House-roof Details
HB443781
Operating House-roof Details
Sills For Roller Gates And Emergency Bulkheads
HB443782
Sills For Roller Gates And Emergency Bulkheads
Service Bridge-plan Elevations And Sections Of Spans
HB443783
Service Bridge-plan Elevations And Sections Of Spans
Power House-location Of Machinery
HB443784
Power House-location Of Machinery


Data Pages


Item Title


Location
Upper Mississipi River (Arsenal Island), Rock%252BIsland, IL

Find maps of Rock%252BIsland, IL


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-27
Building/structure dates: 1934 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
S.A. Healy Company
Merrit-Chapman-Whitney Corporation
Ylvisaker, Lenvik
Piel, John H.
McCormick, Herbert


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 SOUTH
5. DETAIL VIEW OF SEAWALL
6. DETAIL VIEW OF SEAWALL, SHOWING OUTTAKE PARTS
7. VIEW OF DAM STORAGE YARD
8. VIEW OF SKIMMER GATE AND ROLLER GATES, DAM
9. VIEW OF NORTH AND WEST SIDES OF TYPE IA PIER HOUSE, SHOWING ROLLER GATE TRACK, DAM
10. VIEW OF SOUTH AND EAST SIDES OF TYPE IA PIER HOUSE, SHOWING ROLLER GATE TRACK, DAM
11. INTERIOR OF TYPE IA PIER HOUSE, DAM
12. VIEW OF SERVICE BRIDGE AND EMERGENCY BULKHEAD MANEUVERING CRANE, DAM
13. VIEW OF SOUTH DAM END WALLS AND SOUTH SIDE POWERHOUSE, DAM
14. VIEW OF MOVABLE DECK CRANE, DAM
15. VIEW SHOWING NORTH SIDE OF POWER HOUSE, DAM
16. INTERIOR VIEW OF POWER HOUSE, DAM, LOOKING WEST
17. INTERIOR VIEW OF POWER HOUSE, LOOKING EAST
18. INTERIOR VIEW OF POWER HOUSE, SHOWING CONTROL PANEL, DAM
19. VIEW OF TYPE 1A, NONSUBMERSIBLE ROLLER GATE, DAM
20. VIEW OF AUXILIARY LOCK, DOWNSTREAM RIVER WALL
21. VIEW OF AUXILIARY LOCK, LOCK OPERATOR'S SHELTER
22. VIEW OF LOCK, STORAGE BUILDING
23. INTERIOR VIEW OF LOCK, SHOWING CONTROL PANEL AND TRANSFORMERS, LOOKING WEST
24. VIEW OF TAINTER VALVE MACHINERY, LOCK
25. GENERAL VIEW OF GOVERNMENT BRIDGE SPANNING LOCK 15, EAST SIDE
26. GENERAL VIEW OF GOVERNMENT BRIDGE SPANNING LOCK 15, LOOKING FROM THE SOUTH END
27. VIEW OF GOVERNMENT BRIDGE, SHOWING SWING SPAN MACHINERY
28. VIEW OF GOVERNMENT BRIDGE, SHOWING SWING SPAN MACHINERY AND OPERATOR'S HOUSE
29. VIEW SHOWING NORTH SIDE OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION/VISITOR'S CENTER
30. VIEW SHOWING SOUTH SIDE OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION/VISITOR'S CENTER
31. INTERIOR VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION/VISITORS' CENTER, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
32. INTERIOR VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION/VISITORS' CENTER, LOOKING NORTHEAST
33. GENERAL HIGH ALTITUDE AERIAL VIEW OF COMPLEX AND GENERAL SETTING. October 1982
34. FIRST SPAN OF SERVICE BRIDGE OVER GATE BAY #1, LOOKING DOWNSTREAM FROM TOP OF SEAWALL. October 1932
35. LOCKS, GENERAL PLAN. January 1931
36. ESPLANADE. January 1931
37. SITE MAP. July 1931
38. ASSEMBLY AND DETAILS OF SIGNAL LIGHT UNIT AND STANDARD. December 1931
39. TAINTER GATE VALVES, OPERATING MACHINERY, AND VALVE ASSEMBLED AUXILIARY LOCK. January 1932
40. OPERATING HOUSE-PLAN, ELEVATIONS, AND SECTIONS. July 1931
41. POWER HOUSE, LOCATION OF MACHINERY. December 1931
42. POWER HOUSE, PLAN, ELEVATIONS, AND SECTIONS. July 1931
43. STORAGE HOUSE, PLANS, ELEVATIONS, AND SECTIONS. December 1931
44. LOCK, WALL PIER, MASONRY DETAILS. July 1931
45. TRANSFORMER ROOM, LAYOUT OF EQUIPMENT. July 1932
46. MASONRY GUARD WALL AT DRAWBRIDGE. January 1931
47. ROLLER GATE-GENERAL ARRANGEMENT. July 1931
48. SEAWALL PIER AND SEWER OUTLET, MASONRY DETAILS. July 1931
49. OPERATING HOUSE-ROOF DETAILS. July 1931
50. SILLS FOR ROLLER GATES AND EMERGENCY BULKHEADS. July 1931
51. SERVICE BRIDGE-PLAN ELEVATIONS AND SECTIONS OF SPANS. July 1931
52. POWER HOUSE-LOCATION OF MACHINERY. July 1931


Back to Rock%252BIsland, Illinois