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Gregg Shoals Dam & Power Plant, Across Savannah River, Lowndesville, Anderson County, SC



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Item Title


Location
Across Savannah River, Lowndesville vicinity, SC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER SC-7
Building/structure dates: 1907 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1954
Part of building/structure is in Savannah River, , SC.
Significance: The Gregg Shoals Dam and Power Plant began operations in May 1907 and produced electricity until September 1954. It was among the early low-head hydroelectric plants in America and is associated historically with the major power companies in the southeastern U.S. Developed by the Savannah River Power Company, it was acquired by Georgia Power Company in 1912 and until 1954 was leased to the Southern Public Utilities Company, a subsidiary of Duke Power Company.

Subjects
Commerce
Power Industry
Brick Buildings


Related Names
Sirrine
Smith , C. Elmer
Savannah River Power Company
Georgia Power Company
Souther Public Utilities Company
Duke Power Company
O'Kain, Dennis, Photographer
Johnson, John P., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Aerial view from South Carolina, looking North (upstream)
2. Aerial view from South Carolina, looking Northwest
3. Aerial view from Georgia, looking Northeast
4. View of sluice gates, looking north (upstream).
5. View of control gates, looking north (upstream)
6. View from power house site, South Carolina side, looking northwest
7. View of dam wall, looking west towards Georgia bank
8. DAM AND POWER PLANT, LOOKING FROM GEORGIA ACROSS SAVANNAH RIVER
9. DAM AND POWER PLANT, LOOKING FROM GEORGIA ACROSS SAVANNAH RIVER
10. POWER PLANT, EXTERIOR
11. LOOKING ACROSS DAM AT GEORGIA
12. LOOKING AT DAM FROM POWER PLANT, SHOWING FIVE SLUICE GATES AT LEFT
13. INTAKE STRUCTURE DURING CONSTRUCTION
14. INTAKE STRUCTURE, DETAIL
15. HORIZONTAL TURBINES


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