Control Room


Control Room, circa 1920

This photo shows the meters, knife-switches, and marble panels from nearly 80 years ago. William Richwein and Jack Keating were operators in the hydro-plant. The marble panels were replaced by steel panels probably in the 1930s or 1940s.

Up until the late 1960s, this control room was staffed throughout the day, and with an operator on-call throughout the night. These meters and relays monitor the operation of the generators and the electrical power produced, insuring compatibility with the rest of the power grid. The information from the instruments is being monitored at the Cabin Creek hydro plant nearly five miles south of this plant.