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Floor plan, Roanoke Navigation Canal Power Houses, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Roanoke Rapids Power Station (Roanoke Rapids, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Floor plan, Roanoke Navigation Canal Power Houses, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Powerhouses
Floor plans
Original Format:
Measured drawings
Extent:
scale: 3/16 in. = 1 ft.; 483mm x 610mm
Item identifier:
bh028702101
Delineator:
Freeman, Ben C. more info on Freeman, Ben C. 
Delineator:
Watkins, Harry C. more info on Watkins, Harry C. 
Created Date:
Description:
2 of 21
Genre:
Architectural drawings
Location:
Roanoke Rapids (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries
Collection:
Historic Architecture Research. Project Records (UA110.041) held by Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries
Note field:
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Rights:
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Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building: Roanoke Rapids Power Station (Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County, North Carolina)

Structural engineer:
more info on Fulton, Hamilton, civil engineer 
Built:
Community:
Roanoke Rapids
State:
North Carolina
Historical note:
The power house is associated with the Roanoke Navigation Canal system. The canal was originally constructed to connect the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, though this was never fulfilled. Railroad competition thwarted the use of the canal, and it was not employed again until the 1890s when it was reconstructed to generate power factories. The power house was constructed in 1901, in order to use the canal as an energy source. The canal associated with the powerhouses is considered one of the best examples of early nineteenth century canal construction in the nation and exists as built except for minor repairs.
Provenance note:
Roanoke Navigation and Water Power Company, first owner
Location:
Roanoke Rapids (N.C.)
Subjects:
Water-power
Canals
Industrial buildings
Historic buildings
Historic sites
National Register of Historic Places
Powerhouses