Glines Canyon Hydroelectric Power Plant (NRIS 88002742)

Address: N end of Lake Mills at Elwha River, Port Angeles, Washington. County/parish: Clallam.

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:

Glines Canyon Dam
Glines Canyon Dam, also known as Upper Elwha Dam, built in 1927, was a 210-foot (64 m) high concrete arch dam built on the Elwha River within Olympic National Park, Clallam County, Washington. It was located 13 miles (21 km) upstream from the mouth of the Elwha River at the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and about 8 miles upriver from the Elwha Dam. It impounded Lake Mills reservoir. The dam was demolished in 2014 as part of the Elwha River ecosystem restoration project; as of 2015 it is the tallest dam ever to be intentionally breached. (read more...)


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Architectural styles:

  • Classical Revival
  • Other

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