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Bonneville Project, Columbia River, 1 mile Northeast of Exit 40, off I, Bonneville, Multnomah County, OR



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Location
off I, Bonneville, OR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER OR-11
Building/structure dates: 1937 initial construction
Significance: Bonneville Dam was the first of eight federal lock and dam projects on the Columbia-Snake rivers. The dam's significance is derived from its unique engineering design, its contribution to the region's industrial development, the lock's role in transportation, the entrance landscaping and Colonial Revival style architecture of the administration and auditorium buildings, and the project's role as a major government undertaking in the 1930s to combat the Great Depression. Bonneville Dam was placed on the National Register of Historic Place as an historic district in 1986 and named a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

Subjects
Depressions
Dams
Transportation


Related Names
Grimm, C. I.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF UNION PACIFIC VIADUCT AND LANDSCAPING LOOKING NORTHWEST, SHOWING ENTRANCE ROAD TO THE BONNEVILLE PROJECT.
2. GENERAL EXTERIOR VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, SHOWING LANDSCAPING AROUND ENTRANCE ROAD TO BONNEVILLE PROJECT; THE AUDITORIUM IS PARTIALLY VISIBLE IN CENTER BACKGROUND.
3. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, SHOWING ENTRANCE ROAD TO BONNEVILLE PROJECT; AUDITORIUM IS VISIBLE IN CENTER BACKGROUND.
4. GENERAL EXTERIOR VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST, SHOWING ENTRANCE ROAD TO BONNEVILLE PROJECT.
5. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST, SHOWING ENTRANCE ROAD LEADING INTO BONNEVILLE PROJECT; SIGN IN RIGHT FOREGROUND WAS BUILT CIRCA 1980.
6. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST, SHOWING LANDSCAPING BESIDE THE PARTIALLY VISIBLE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING; THE AUDITORIUM IS PARTIALLY VISIBLE IN LEFT BACKGROUND.
7. GENERAL EXTERIOR VIEW LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING LANDSCAPING ADJACENT TO AUDITORIUM'S SOUTHEAST AND REAR FACADE.
8. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST AT LANDSCAPING; THE AUDITORIUM IS BEHIND THE TREE ON FAR LEFT; POWERHOUSE #1 IS OUT OF VIEW IN THE RIGHT BACKGROUND. Photograph Nos. OR-11-9 through OR-11-37 are photocopies of photographs. Original aerial and historic photographs are located at the Bonneville Powerhouse, Bonneville, Oregon.
9. photographer unknown 3 September 1984 AERIAL VIEW OF BONNEVILLE PROJECT TAKEN AT 3000-FOOT ELEVATION. FISH HATCHERY IS AT CENTER/RIGHT AND AUDITORIUM AND ADMINISTRATION BUILDINGS AT CENTER/LEFT. INTERSTATE ROUTE 84 RUNS ACROSS TOP OF PHOTO. THE COLUMBIA RIVER IS AT BOTTOM OF PHOTO AND FLOWS LEFT-TO-RIGHT.
10. photographer unknown 3 September 1984 AERIAL VIEW OF BONNEVILLE PROJECT TAKEN AT 3000-FOOT ELEVATION. POWERHOUSE #1 IS IN CENTER OF PHOTO WITH NAVIGATION LOCK JUST ABOVE IT, AND DAM/SPILLWAY IS PARTIALLY VISIBLE AT EXTREME LOWER LEFT. THE COLUMBIA RIVER IS FLOWING LEFT-TO-RIGHT.
11. photographer unknown 3 September 1984 AERIAL VIEW OF BONNEVILLE PROJECT TAKEN AT 6000-FOOT ELEVATION. POWERHOUSE #1 AND NAVIGATION LOCK ARE IN UPPER/CENTER PART OF PHOTO, AND THE DAM/SPILLWAY IS IN LEFT/CENTER; THE SECOND POWERHOUSE IS PARTIALLY VISIBLE IN LOWER LEFT CORNER. COLUMBIA RIVER FLOWS FROM LEFT-TO-RIGHT.
12. photographer unknown undated BOAT ROCK, SITE ORIGINALLY PROPOSED FOR MAIN DAM SPILLWAY.
13. photographer unknown undated BOAT ROCK, SITE ORIGINALLY PROPOSED FOR MAIN DAM SPILLWAY.
14. photographer unknown undated BOAT ROCK, SITE ORIGINALLY PROPOSED FOR MAIN DAM SPILLWAY.
15. photographer unknown undated JACKHAMMERS DRILLING AT WEST END OF BOAT ROCK, SITE LATER ABANDONED.
16. photographer unknown undated PANORAMA OF CASCADE RAPIDS AREA WHILE ROCK BLASTING AND REMOVAL IS UNDERWAY FOR NAVIGATION CHANNEL.
17. photographer unknown undated PANORAMA OF CASCADE RAPIDS AREA WHILE ROCK BLASTING AND REMOVAL IS UNDERWAY FOR NAVIGATION CHANNEL.
18. photographer unknown undated PANORAMA OF CASCADE RAPIDS AREA WHILE ROCK BLASTING AND REMOVAL IS UNDERWAY FOR NAVIGATION CHANNEL.
19. R.W. Oliver, photographer 1 May 1934 VIEW LOOKING WEST, SHOWING COFFERDAMS MARKING AREA FOR CONSTRUCTION OF POWERHOUSE AND NAVIGATION LOCK.
20. photographer unknown undated CORE DRILLING.
21. photographer unknown undated RECORDING CONTROL BOARD AND BATCHING TUBES OF CONCRETE PLANT.
22. photographer unknown undated WASHING BEDROCK IN PREPARATION FOR PLACING CONCRETE.
23. photographer unknown undated CORE SAMPLE, DRILL HOLE 207.
24. photographer unknown 19 April 1935 MODEL OF BONNEVILLE PROJECT.
25. photographer unknown 9 August 1935 PERMANENT QUARTER WITH ADMINISTRATION AND AUDITORIUM BUILDINGS COMPLETE. LATER, BRICK STRUCTURES WERE PAINTED WHITE TO MATCH COLONIAL REVIVAL STYLE HOMES IN BACKGROUND.
26. photographer unknown 19 August 1935 SOUNDING BARGE USED TO DETERMINE RIVER-BOTTOM CONTOURS.
27. photographer unknown 20 August 1935 CONCRETE BEING WET-SCREENED BEFORE FORMING 6' X 12' TEST SPECIMENS.
28. photographer unknown 20 August 1935 SUMP TESTS UNDERWAY.
29. photographer unknown 27 August 1935 GRAVEL AND SAND HOPPERS IN CONCRETE PLANT.
30. photographer unknown 27 August 1935 STOCK PILE AND AGGREGATE PLANT FOR MAIN DAM.
31. photographer unknown 10 September 1935 MONIGHAN DRAGLINE AND DUMP BUGGIES EXCAVATING AT SOUTH END OF DAM.
32. photographer unknown undated AGGREGATE PLANT SHOWING MAIN BELT CONVEYOR UNITS AND STORAGE UNIT.
33. photographer unknown 15 October 1936 PANORAMA OF BONNEVILLE PROJECT WITH LOCK AND ORIGINAL POWERHOUSE NEARLY COMPLETE AND SPILLWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
34. photographer unknown September 1937 ROOSEVELT ARRIVING FOR DEDICATION OF BONNEVILLE DAM.
35. photographer unknown September 1937 ROOSEVELT DEDICATING BONNEVILLE DAM.
36. photographer unknown 7 October 1940 AERIAL VIEW OF BONNEVILLE PROJECT LOOKING WEST.
37. photographer unknown 18 August 1942 SMOKE SCREEN TEST DURING WORLD WAR II.
38. Photocopy of original landscape drawing, dated 25 June 1934. (Original print in the possession of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Portland, OR.) (S-2-24, Sheet 1 of 13) PERMANENT QUARTERS, TREE LOCATION PLAN.
39. Photocopy of original landscape drawing, dated 13 July 1934. (Original print in the possession of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Portland, OR.) (S-2-24, Sheet 12 of 14) PLANTING PLAN LOT 47, PERMANENT QUARTERS.
40. Photocopy of original landscape drawing, dated August, 1934. (Original print in the possession of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Portland, OR.) (S-2-24, Sheet 14B of 14) PLANT LIST PERMANENT QUARTERS.
41. Photocopy of original landscape drawing, dated 26 October 1935. (Original print in the possession of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Portland, OR.) (S-2-24, Sheet 14A of 14) PLANTING PLAN OF SPRING FLOWERING BULBS FOR PERMANENT QUARTERS AND AUDITORIUM AREAS.
42. Photocopy of original landscape drawing, undated. (Original print in the possession of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Portland, OR.) (S-2-37, Sheet 1) AUDITORIUM AREA PLANTING PLAN.


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