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Bonneville Dam Historic District

  • Also Known As: Powerhouse, Navigation Lock and Administrative Site

  • Address: I-80
  • Vicinity: Columbia River, between Bradford and Cascade Islands off I-80 in Multnomah County, Oregon to WA 14 in Skamania County, WA
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
US Army Corps of Engineer Architect
1934/01/07 George Pipes Work George Pipes becomes the government attorney for the Bonneville Dam Administration and the United States Engineers

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Particulars for Bonneville Dam Historic District:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Auditorium
Historic Use Energy facility
Area of Significance Engineering
Owner Federal
Historic Use Government Office
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Industry
Area of Significance Landscape architecture
Level of Significance National
Other Description Ogee Crest Dam
Area of Significance Politics-government
Historic Use Public works
Area of Significance Transportation
Historic Use Water-related

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 86000727
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architect: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Ogee Crest Dam
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture, Industry, Engineering, Transportation, Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Significant Year: 1934, 1938
Historic Function: Government, Industry, processing, extraction, Transportation, Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Water-related, Energy facility, Public works, Government office, Auditorium
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Transportation, Industry, processing, extraction, Government
Current Sub-Function: Auditorium Energy facility Public works Water-related Government office

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