Hydroelectric HABS/HAER Photography-Part 2

Saccarappa Hydroelectric Project, Maine In late 2015, I collaborated with my colleagues at Sutherland Conservation and Consulting¬†on the documentation of a historic hydroelectric station in Westbrook, ME. This hydroelectric project was built on the Presumpscot River in downtown Westbrook in 1907. It was built by the S.D. Warren Company, which made paper from pulp. As …

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Hydroelectric HABS/HAER Photography 1

Byllesby/Buck Hydroelectric Project, VA I’ve been fortunate over my career to work with hydroelectric plants, and with water resources projects generally, throughout the country. As a subject for both HABS/HAER photography and historical research, they are fantastic places to study. The next several posts will include samples from my hydroelectric projects over the years. First …

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Binghamton, NY-Urban Renewal History, Phase 2

Last week I discussed, the portion of Binghamton, NY’s Urban Renewal program that was known as Project 1. It was by the far the largest of the urban renewal areas, and incorporated most of the key architectural landmarks of the 1960-1970s. However, Project 1 was only one component in the City’s grand designs. Project 2 …

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Binghamton, NY-Urban Renewal History, Phase 1

I’ve described in a previous post the origins of the Broom County Planning Commission, which beginning in the late 1940s provided planning services for the City of Binghamton. In the course of preparing a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Downtown Binghamton Historic District, my colleague Sam Gruber and I delved into the …

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