Skagit River and Newhalem Creek Hydroelectric Projects (NRIS 96000416)

Address: At Newhalem on the Skagit River and at Ross Dam, Newhalem, WA. County/parish: Whatcom.

21 contributing buildings. 2 contributing sites. 1 contributing object.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places April 26, 1996.

Part of Hydroelectric Power Plants in Washington State, 1890--1938 MPS (NRIS 64500703).

From Wikipedia:

Skagit River Hydroelectric Project
The Skagit River Hydroelectric Project is a series of dams with hydroelectric power-generating stations on the Skagit River in northern Washington State. The project is owned and operated by Seattle City Light to provide electric power for the City of Seattle and surrounding communities. In 2012, hydro-electric dams provided approximately 89.8 percent of the electricity used in Seattle. (read more...)

Architects:

  • Jorgenson, Lars
  • Seattle Engineering Dept.

Architectural styles:

  • Bungalow/Craftsman
  • Classical Revival
  • Other

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Ross, James Delmage