Historic Structures

Pictures 6 Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Glacier Washington

Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Glacier Washington Historic view of interior of powerhouse looking east; showing operator's platform containing control panel (center), and telephone booth (left)--this booth was needed to reduce plant noise while using telephone. (Photographer unknown, ca. 1920.)
Historic view of interior of powerhouse looking east; showing operator's platform containing control panel (center), and telephone booth (left)--this booth was needed to reduce plant noise while using telephone. (Photographer unknown, ca. 1920.)

Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Glacier Washington Historic view just west of powerhouse during reconstruction of penstocks and replacement of original Francis turbine with Pelton wheels in 1912; looking northwest. (Photographer unknown, circa 1912.)
Historic view just west of powerhouse during reconstruction of penstocks and replacement of original Francis turbine with Pelton wheels in 1912; looking northwest. (Photographer unknown, circa 1912.)

Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Glacier Washington Historic view just west of powerhouse during reconstruction of penstocks and replacement of original Francis Turbine with Pelton wheels, in 1912; looking northwest.  (Photographer unknown, ca 1912.)
Historic view just west of powerhouse during reconstruction of penstocks and replacement of original Francis Turbine with Pelton wheels, in 1912; looking northwest. (Photographer unknown, ca 1912.)

Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Glacier Washington Historic view just west of powerhouse during reconstruction of penstocks and replacement of original Francis Turbine with Pelton wheels, in 1912; derrick used to lift construction materials in center, the stairway to the right leads to the transformer house, the gable-roof building to the right is a workshop (built circa 1904), whitewashed building to the left is the company hotel (built circa 1904), and the gable-roof building in the distance is a barn (build circa 1904). (Photographer unknown, circa 1912.)
Historic view just west of powerhouse during reconstruction of penstocks and replacement of original Francis Turbine with Pelton wheels, in 1912; derrick used to lift construction materials in center, the stairway to the right leads to the transformer house, the gable-roof building to the right is a workshop (built circa 1904), whitewashed building to the left is the company hotel (built circa 1904), and the gable-roof building in the distance is a barn (build circa 1904). (Photographer unknown, circa 1912.)

Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Glacier Washington Historic view of penstock repair following 1910s landslide just east of powerhouse; looking east. (Photographer unknown, ca. 1910s.)
Historic view of penstock repair following 1910s landslide just east of powerhouse; looking east. (Photographer unknown, ca. 1910s.)

Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Glacier Washington Historic view of modified timber king post bridge crossing the Nooksack River west of the powerhouse; Excelsior mine property on opposite side of river; looking southwest. (Photographer unknown, ca. 1904.)
Historic view of modified timber king post bridge crossing the Nooksack River west of the powerhouse; Excelsior mine property on opposite side of river; looking southwest. (Photographer unknown, ca. 1904.)