Hydro-electric Plant – Seward AK

Description

Public Works Administration project 6279 for an electric plant at Seward was approved 6/20/1934 for a $96,000 loan and a $30,000 grant. Construction finally began 8/6/1937 and was completed 8/7/1939 for a total cost of $136,170. The project proposed a dam and three-mile pipe line from Lost Creek to near the city and the construction of an electric plant “designed to supply practically unlimited power” (Seward will ask $148,000 PWA funds, Jan 9, 1935, p. 1). Stratton and Beers of Juneau placed the PWA bonds. Bennett and Taylor of Los Angles was awarded the contract for the construction of the electric plant. In 1938, they received an additional $6,000 for the light plant addition.

Source notes

Report No. 5. Status of Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects. (Jan 3, 1940). D. C. and Terr. Dist. of Columbia thru Hawaii. Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Projects Division, p. 219.
Seward will ask $148,000 PWA funds for civic projects. (Jan 9, 1935). The Nome Daily Nugget, p. 1.
Mayor D. C. Brownell received recently a check...( Nov 8, 1935). Petersburg Press, p. 1.
To Seward. (July 1, 1937). The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, p. 1.
Fairbanks shares well in PWA fund. (Oc 25, 1938). The Alaska Miner, p. 15.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on October 31, 2021.

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Location Info


Seward, Alaska 99664

Coordinates: 60.1042, -149.4426

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