Reservoir #6, Part 4, 1912

By 1912, Reservoir #6 work was progressing well. Installation of the lining had begun and construction of the center wall separating the north and south basins was underway. The inlet gatehouse, to the left, would house a small hydroelectric turbine; generated power could be sold back to the grid or used as backup power for the facility if needed. The outlet gatehouse is somewhat smaller.

(City of Portland Archives)

One thought on “Reservoir #6, Part 4, 1912

  1. The Mt Tabor reservoir construction photos you have been posting lately are amazing! I’m glad they documented it so well. If you even find photos of Laurelhurst Park’s construction, I’d love to see those as well.

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