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Columbia Canal & Power Plant, Waterfront of Broad River, Columbia, Richland County, SC



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B&W Photos

HB1056201
General View, Power Plant And Canal Races, Looking East

HB1056202
Southwest, River Front Side Of Power Plant, Looking East

HB1056203
Detail, Canal Races

HB1056204
Northeast And Southeast Side Elevations, Looking West

HB1056205
Southeast Side Elevation, Looking Northwest

HB1056206
Southeast Side Elevation, Looking Northwest, With Scale

HB1056207
Northeast Side Elevation, Looking Northwest

HB1056208
Northeast Side Elevation, Looking Northwest, Closer View

HB1056209
Canal Watergates, Southwest Side, Looking West

HB1056210
Canal Watergates, Vertical Format, Looking West

HB1056211
Canal Watergates, Northeast Side, Looking West

HB1056212
General View Of Flood Gate Structure, Top Of Canal, East To West

HB1056213
Flood Gates From South, Looking North

HB1056214
Flood Gate Controls To Diversionary Dam, East To West

HB1056215
Lift Gate Control Machinery, Looking East

HB1056216
Detail, Gate Controls, Looking East

HB1056217
View From South Of Lock, Looking North

HB1056218
Diversionary Dam From East

HB1056219
Downstream, North To South, Canal Lock On Right

HB1056220
Interior, General View Of Generators, Etc., Looking Southeast

HB1056221
General View, Looking Northwest

HB1056222
Generators #1 Thru #4, Looking Northeast

HB1056223
Ac Generator, Allis-chalmers Sn #1246797, Mfg

HB1056224
Exciter For #12

HB1056225
Exciter For #11

HB1056226
Westinghouse A.g

HB1056227
Governors, 'lombard Governor Co.,' Boston Mass., Type B, Sn #472, Patent Oct

HB1056228
Governor To #1 Generator From Southeast

HB1056229
Governor For Allis Chalmers From Southwest

HB1056230
Hole For #8 Generator Turbine (never Installed)

HB1056231
Snychroscope And Gauges, Interlock Disconnection Switches On Control Panel

HB1056232
Rheostats, Old & New, Behind Panel

HB1056233
View Of Gervais Street Bridge Form Vents Of Power Plant

HB1056234
General View Of Power Plant And Power Canal, Looking North

HB1056235
General View Of Power Plant And Power Canal, Looking Northwest

HB1056236
General View Of Power Plant And Power Canal, Looking Northwest, Closer Range

HB1056237
View Of Power Canal (just Before Entering Power Plant), Looking Northwest

HB1056238
General View Of Power Plant And Immediate Canal, Looking West

HB1056239
General View Of Power Plant And Immediate Canal, Looking West, Closer Range

HB1056240
General View Of Power Plant And Power Canal, Looking Northeast, With The Gervais Street Bridge In The Foreground

HB1056241
General View Of The Power Plant And Power Canal, Looking Northeast, With The Gervais Street Bridge In The Foreground, Closer Range

HB1056242
General View Of The Power Plant And Power Canal, Looking East

HB1056243
General View Of The Power Plant, Looking East

HB1056244
General View Of The Power Plant, Looking East

HB1056245
General View Of The Power Plant, Looking Northeast

HB1056246
General View Of Northeast Rear Of The Power Plant, Looking Southwest

HB1056247
General View Of Northeast Rear Of The Power Plant, Looking South

HB1056248
General View Of The Power Canal, Looking South

HB1056249
General View Of The Power Canal, Looking South

HB1056250
General View Of The Power Canal, Looking Southeast

HB1056251
General View Of The Power Canal, Looking Southeast, With Diversion Dam To Center

HB1056252
General View Of The Diversion Dam, Looking East

HB1056253
General View Of Power Canal, Looking North

HB1056254
View Of Power Canal Being Criss-crossed By Bridges, Historic Railroad Bridge On Left, Looking West

HB1056255
View Of Power Canal Being Criss-crossed By Bridges, Historic Railroad Bridge On Left, Looking Northwest

HB1056256
View Of Power Canal Being Criss-crossed By Bridges, Historic Railroad Bridge On Left, Looking North

HB1056257
View Of Power Canal Being Criss-crossed By Bridges, Historic Railroad Bridge On Left, Looking South

HB1056258
View Of Power Canal Being Criss-crossed By Bridges, Historic Railroad Bridge On Left, Looking East

HB1056259
General View Of Power Canal, Looking Northwest

HB1056260
General View Of Power Canal, Looking West

HB1056261
General View Of The Dam At The Headwater Of The Power Canal, Requlating The Flow Of Water From The Congaree River To The Power Canal, Looking South

HB1056262
General View Of The Dame At The Headwater Of The Power Canal, Looking Northwest

HB1056263
General View Of The Dame At The Headwater Of The Power Canal, Looking Northwest,closer Range

HB1056264
General View Of The Dame At The Headwater Of The Power Canal, Looking West

HB1056265
General View Of The Dame At The Headwater Of The Power Canal, Looking Southeast

HB1056266
General View Of The Dame At The Headwater Of The Power Canal, Looking East

HB1056267
General View Of The Dame At The Headwater Of The Power Canal, Looking Northeast

HB1056268
General View Of The Dame At The Headwater Of The Power Canal, Looking Northeast, Closer Range


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Item Title


Location
Waterfront of Broad River, Columbia, SC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER SC-17
Building/structure dates: 1824 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1826 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1891 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1896 subsequent work
Significance: Designed to enable the navigation of the Broad and Congaree Rivers at their confluence in Columbia, the canal was completed in 1824 and enlarged in 1891; the 1891 portion of the canal is the significant surviving portion; significant for its method of construction and its association with transportation in Columbia and as a continuing power source.

Subjects
Canals
Power Industry
Brick Buildings


Related Names
Columbia Water Power Company
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company
Southern Railway
Boucher, Jack, Photographer
Power, J. Tracy, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, POWER PLANT AND CANAL RACES, LOOKING EAST
2. SOUTHWEST, RIVER FRONT SIDE OF POWER PLANT, LOOKING EAST
3. DETAIL, CANAL RACES
4. NORTHEAST AND SOUTHEAST SIDE ELEVATIONS, LOOKING WEST
5. SOUTHEAST SIDE ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST
6. SOUTHEAST SIDE ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST, WITH SCALE
7. NORTHEAST SIDE ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST
8. NORTHEAST SIDE ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST, CLOSER VIEW
9. CANAL WATERGATES, SOUTHWEST SIDE, LOOKING WEST
10. CANAL WATERGATES, VERTICAL FORMAT, LOOKING WEST
11. CANAL WATERGATES, NORTHEAST SIDE, LOOKING WEST
12. GENERAL VIEW OF FLOOD GATE STRUCTURE, TOP OF CANAL, EAST TO WEST
13. FLOOD GATES FROM SOUTH, LOOKING NORTH
14. FLOOD GATE CONTROLS TO DIVERSIONARY DAM, EAST TO WEST
15. LIFT GATE CONTROL MACHINERY, LOOKING EAST
16. DETAIL, GATE CONTROLS, LOOKING EAST
17. VIEW FROM SOUTH OF LOCK, LOOKING NORTH
18. DIVERSIONARY DAM FROM EAST
19. DOWNSTREAM, NORTH TO SOUTH, CANAL LOCK ON RIGHT
20. INTERIOR, GENERAL VIEW OF GENERATORS, ETC., LOOKING SOUTHEAST
21. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTHWEST
22. GENERATORS #1 THRU #4, LOOKING NORTHEAST
23. AC GENERATOR, ALLIS-CHALMERS SN #1246797, MFG. MILWAUKEE, KW 1600 PF 80 C/O VOLTS 2300 AMPS 503 CY 60 PH 3 RMP 164 EXC VOLTS 125 AMPS MAN 300
24. EXCITER FOR #12
25. EXCITER FOR #11
26. WESTINGHOUSE A.G. GENERATOR
27. GOVERNORS, 'LOMBARD GOVERNOR CO.,' BOSTON MASS., TYPE B, SN #472, PATENT OCT. 31, 1893 TO MAR. 10, 1902
28. GOVERNOR TO #1 GENERATOR FROM SOUTHEAST
29. GOVERNOR FOR ALLIS CHALMERS FROM SOUTHWEST
30. HOLE FOR #8 GENERATOR TURBINE (NEVER INSTALLED)
31. SNYCHROSCOPE AND GAUGES, INTERLOCK DISCONNECTION SWITCHES ON CONTROL PANEL
32. RHEOSTATS, OLD & NEW, BEHIND PANEL
33. VIEW OF GERVAIS STREET BRIDGE FORM VENTS OF POWER PLANT
34. GENERAL VIEW OF POWER PLANT AND POWER CANAL, LOOKING NORTH
35. GENERAL VIEW OF POWER PLANT AND POWER CANAL, LOOKING NORTHWEST
36. GENERAL VIEW OF POWER PLANT AND POWER CANAL, LOOKING NORTHWEST, CLOSER RANGE
37. VIEW OF POWER CANAL (JUST BEFORE ENTERING POWER PLANT), LOOKING NORTHWEST
38. GENERAL VIEW OF POWER PLANT AND IMMEDIATE CANAL, LOOKING WEST
39. GENERAL VIEW OF POWER PLANT AND IMMEDIATE CANAL, LOOKING WEST, CLOSER RANGE
40. GENERAL VIEW OF POWER PLANT AND POWER CANAL, LOOKING NORTHEAST, WITH THE GERVAIS STREET BRIDGE IN THE FOREGROUND
41. GENERAL VIEW OF THE POWER PLANT AND POWER CANAL, LOOKING NORTHEAST, WITH THE GERVAIS STREET BRIDGE IN THE FOREGROUND, CLOSER RANGE
42. GENERAL VIEW OF THE POWER PLANT AND POWER CANAL, LOOKING EAST
43. GENERAL VIEW OF THE POWER PLANT, LOOKING EAST
44. GENERAL VIEW OF THE POWER PLANT, LOOKING EAST
45. GENERAL VIEW OF THE POWER PLANT, LOOKING NORTHEAST
46. GENERAL VIEW OF NORTHEAST REAR OF THE POWER PLANT, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
47. GENERAL VIEW OF NORTHEAST REAR OF THE POWER PLANT, LOOKING SOUTH
48. GENERAL VIEW OF THE POWER CANAL, LOOKING SOUTH
49. GENERAL VIEW OF THE POWER CANAL, LOOKING SOUTH
50. GENERAL VIEW OF THE POWER CANAL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
51. GENERAL VIEW OF THE POWER CANAL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, WITH DIVERSION DAM TO CENTER
52. GENERAL VIEW OF THE DIVERSION DAM, LOOKING EAST
53. GENERAL VIEW OF POWER CANAL, LOOKING NORTH
54. VIEW OF POWER CANAL BEING CRISS-CROSSED BY BRIDGES, HISTORIC RAILROAD BRIDGE ON LEFT, LOOKING WEST
55. VIEW OF POWER CANAL BEING CRISS-CROSSED BY BRIDGES, HISTORIC RAILROAD BRIDGE ON LEFT, LOOKING NORTHWEST
56. VIEW OF POWER CANAL BEING CRISS-CROSSED BY BRIDGES, HISTORIC RAILROAD BRIDGE ON LEFT, LOOKING NORTH
57. VIEW OF POWER CANAL BEING CRISS-CROSSED BY BRIDGES, HISTORIC RAILROAD BRIDGE ON LEFT, LOOKING SOUTH
58. VIEW OF POWER CANAL BEING CRISS-CROSSED BY BRIDGES, HISTORIC RAILROAD BRIDGE ON LEFT, LOOKING EAST
59. GENERAL VIEW OF POWER CANAL, LOOKING NORTHWEST
60. GENERAL VIEW OF POWER CANAL, LOOKING WEST
61. GENERAL VIEW OF THE DAM AT THE HEADWATER OF THE POWER CANAL, REQULATING THE FLOW OF WATER FROM THE CONGAREE RIVER TO THE POWER CANAL, LOOKING SOUTH
62. GENERAL VIEW OF THE DAME AT THE HEADWATER OF THE POWER CANAL, LOOKING NORTHWEST
63. GENERAL VIEW OF THE DAME AT THE HEADWATER OF THE POWER CANAL, LOOKING NORTHWEST,CLOSER RANGE
64. GENERAL VIEW OF THE DAME AT THE HEADWATER OF THE POWER CANAL, LOOKING WEST
65. GENERAL VIEW OF THE DAME AT THE HEADWATER OF THE POWER CANAL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
66. GENERAL VIEW OF THE DAME AT THE HEADWATER OF THE POWER CANAL, LOOKING EAST
67. GENERAL VIEW OF THE DAME AT THE HEADWATER OF THE POWER CANAL, LOOKING NORTHEAST
68. GENERAL VIEW OF THE DAME AT THE HEADWATER OF THE POWER CANAL, LOOKING NORTHEAST, CLOSER RANGE


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