Little Falls Hydroelectric Power Plant (NRIS 88002737)

Address: Spokane River, Reardon, Washington. County/parish: Stevens.

1 contributing building.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places December 15, 1988.

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

From Wikipedia:

Little Falls Hydroelectric Power Plant
The Little Falls Hydroelectric Power Plant, on the Spokane River near Reardon, Washington, about 30 miles (48 km) west of Spokane was built during 1907-10. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The listing included one contributing building and seven contributing structures on 12 acres (4.9 ha). The area spans the border of Lincoln County, Washington and Stevens County, Washington.It includes a 1,716 feet (523 m) dam.It was described as "a significant low head hydroelectric installation from the early 20th century. Built in 1907-1910, the plant was the first large-scale regional generating facility constructed by the Washington Water Power Company. As such, the plant was critical to the growth of industry and agriculture in the Inland Empire. In addition, the powerhouse is an architecturally significant example of industrial design from the period." (read more...)

Architects:

  • Washington Water Power Co.

Architectural styles:

  • Classical Revival
  • Other

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/88002737

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