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Illinois Waterway, Marseilles Lock and Dam, 1 Hawk Drive, Marseilles, La Salle County, IL

Illinois Waterway, Marseilles Lock and Dam, 1 Hawk Drive, Marseilles, La Salle County, IL



Significance: Marseilles Lock and Dam Historic District is significant as a component of the Illinois Waterway, which was developed to provide a navigable route from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River and beyond. In addition, the south headrace dam features Tainter gates that measured twice as long as any in existence in 1933, making them an important development in the technology of dams. Those in the north headrace dam are also much longer than any built during the same time period.
Survey number: HAER IL-164-E
Building/structure dates: 1920-1933 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after. 1960- before. 1969 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after. 1970- before. 1979 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1980 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1984 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1988 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1995 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 04000165



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District
Smith, Walter Mickle
State of Illinois
Bassett, J
Heath, Ralph S
Orbison & Orbison Company
Green & Sons Company
Bonnell, Ralph
Schmidt Brothers Construction Company
McClintock-Marshall Corporation
Stevens Brothers
Miller-Hutchinson Company
Marseilles Land, Water and Power Company
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, sponsor
Deiss, Ron, project manager
Lockett, Dana, project manager
Christianson, Justine, transmitter




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