Hardy Hydroelectric Plant, Dormitory, 6928 East Thirty-sixth Street, Newaygo, Newaygo County, MI
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6928 East Thirty-sixth Street, Newaygo vicinity, MI
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER MI-100-G
Significance: The Dormitory is part of the Hardy Hydroelectric Plant, built in the early 1930s as a link in Consumers Power Company's system of electric power generation. In designing and building Hardy, the company found a way to erect a stable, relatively high dam on Michigan's notoriously gravelly foundations, continuing its tradition of developing solutions to the problems presented by Michigan's geography and geology. The design process for the dam also appears to reflect a tendency in American civil engineering to favor regional practices of technology developed elsewhere.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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