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Washington Terminal Company Power Plant, First Avenue Northeast, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Washington Terminal Company Power Plant, First Avenue Northeast, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

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Summary

Significance: This steam power plant was torn down to make way for the Washington "Metro" subway system. It was originally constructed to provide heat and electric power for Union Station, and compressed air for the track switches. The power plant was a representative example of an early 20th century power plant built for municipal railroad usage.
Survey number: HAER DC-1
Building/structure dates: 1907 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1974 Demolished

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Arabak, Gary, transmitter
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Location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.86741, -77.01858
Google Map of 38.8674063, -77.0185769
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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