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Home > Washington > Ford vicinity > Long Lake Hydroelectric Plant, Spanning Spokane River, Ford, Stevens County, WA



B&W Photos
BWPhotos 169100
HB1218561
BWPhotos 169100
BWPhotos 169101
HB1218562
BWPhotos 169101
BWPhotos 169102
HB1218563
BWPhotos 169102
BWPhotos 169103
HB1218564
BWPhotos 169103


Item Title
BWPhotos 169103

Location
Spanning Spokane River, Ford vicinity, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WA-33
Building/structure dates: 1915 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1919 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1930 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1948 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Reardan vicinity, Lincoln County, WA.
Significance: The Long Lake hydroelectric facility is significant as one of the earliest and, for many years, largest hydroelectric generating facilities in The Washington Water Power Company's electrical power generating network. It is the largest hydroelectric facility on the Spokane River. Its construction played a vital role in facilitating the urban, industrial, and agricultural development of eastern Washington and northern Idaho. The Long Lake Dam possesses engineering significance as a reflection of advanced hydroelectric technology of the early twentieth century. It is architecturally important for the imposing Romanesque Revival style of its power house. The Long Lake Hydroelectric Plant and its setting have remained largely unaltered since original construction of the facility in 1915. The historic property was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Constituent elements include the spillway dam, control dam (intake), cut-off (arch dam), and the four brick operating houses situated on top of the spillway dam.

Subjects
Hydroelectric Power Plants


Related Names
Washington Water Power Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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