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View of a generator and the reconstruction site of the Bureau of Power and Light's Power House #2, San Francisquito Canyon, 1928
Watson, George R., 1892-1977
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa May 14, 1928]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
See also Item Ark: 21198/zz002cw43s
A road stretches across the bottom edge and winds into the distance along the right half of the image. Behind and to the left of it, a construction pit sits in partial view. It is viewed from a slightly elevated perspective. Reinforced concrete walls line the pit. One of the Power House #2's surviving generators stands on its original base along the left edge. At center and to the right of the pit, a tall towers rises beyond the top edge. Farther back on the worksite, a sawmill stands in partial view along the left edge, lumber lines the winding road, right-of-center, and cars park in front of a small building along the right edge. Canyon walls line the background. The water line of the St. Francis Dam disaster's flood waters is visible stretching across the canyon walls.
Appears merged with another photograph in the photo spread, “Small Army of Men Work Night and Day To Rebuild Power House No. 2,” Los Angeles Times, 14 May 1928: 8
Text from newspaper caption: "Site of Power House No. 2 as it Appears Today, Showing Two Generators on Original Bases. Generator ‘A’ Operated Throughout Deluge," Los Angeles Times, 14 May 1928: 8
Text from negative sleeve: LOS ANGELES WATER & POWER DEPT. PLANT #2
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Construction--California--San Francisquito Canyon
Floods--California--San Francisquito Canyon
Power plants--California--San Francisquito Canyon
Disasters--California--San Francisquito Canyon
Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.). Bureau of Power and Light
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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