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Home > Illinois > Rock%2BIsland > Locks & Dam No. 15, Locks Operator's Shelter House, Arsenal Island, Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, Rock Island County, IL



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B&W Photos
General View From Southeast, Southeast And Northeast Sides
HB452153
General View From Southeast, Southeast And Northeast Sides
View From East, Northeast And Southeast Sides
HB452154
View From East, Northeast And Southeast Sides
View From West
HB452155
View From West
View From South, Southwest And Southeast Sides
HB452156
View From South, Southwest And Southeast Sides
Interior, View To Northeast
HB452157
Interior, View To Northeast
Interior, Door, View To Southwest
HB452158
Interior, Door, View To Southwest
Photographic Copy Of The Original Construction Drawing, Dated June 1934, From The Linens In Possession Of U.s
HB452159
Photographic Copy Of The Original Construction Drawing, Dated June 1934, From The Linens In Possession Of U.s
Photographic Copy Of The Original Construction Drawing Dated June 1934, From The Linens In Possession Of U.s
HB452160
Photographic Copy Of The Original Construction Drawing Dated June 1934, From The Linens In Possession Of U.s


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Location
Upper Mississippi River, Rock%2BIsland, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-27-A
Significance: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 1927-1940 Upper Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project changed the free-flowing river into an intra-continental canal, regulated and controlled for the promotion of commerce. The 29 lock and dam complexes that comprise this slack-water navigation system constitute seminal developments in the technological history of American river navigation. Locks and Dam No. 15 was the first complex, and served, despite its unique features, as a prototype for the whole system. This Lock Operator's Shelter House is one of those unique features. It was only necessary because the auxiliary lock was complete and usable. Most complexes included only the upstream gate and footings for an auxiliary lock, and thus could be operated from the landward side of the main lock.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST, SOUTHEAST AND NORTHEAST SIDES
2. VIEW FROM EAST, NORTHEAST AND SOUTHEAST SIDES
3. VIEW FROM WEST
4. VIEW FROM SOUTH, SOUTHWEST AND SOUTHEAST SIDES
5. INTERIOR, VIEW TO NORTHEAST
6. INTERIOR, DOOR, VIEW TO SOUTHWEST
7. Photographic copy of the original construction drawing, dated June 1934, from the linens in possession of U.S. Army Engineers, Rock Island District, Clock Tower Building, Arsenal Island, Rock Island, Illinois. MISSISSIPPI RIVER, LOCK AND DAM NO. 15, LOCK OPERATOR'S SHELTER HOUSE, ELEVATIONS AND PLANS
8. Photographic copy of the original construction drawing dated June 1934, from the linens in possession of U.S. Army Engineers, Rock Island District, Clock Tower Building, Arsenal Island, Rock Island, Illinois. MISSISSIPPI RIVER, LOCK AND DAM NO. 15, LOCK OPERATOR'S SHELTER HOUSE, SECTIONS AND DETAILS


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