Zeeland Municipal Power Plant – Zeeland MI

City:
Zeeland, MI

Site Type:
Infrastructure and Utilities, Electricity

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Administration (PWA), Public Works Funding

Completed:
1937

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Marked:
Unknown

Description

In 1935, the City of Zeeland, Michigan began its transition to a municipal power system, after purchasing power through a franchise with Consumers Power Company since 1902.  In 1936, Zeeland built a light and power distribution system for $36,000, and then added a diesel-powered electric power plant on East Washington Avenue for $85,000 to complete the system.  A combination of revenue bonds and assistance from the Public Works Administration financed the project.  The plant was dedicated on November 9, 1937. The Zeeland City Council supervised its operations until a charter was enacted to form the Zeeland Board of Public Works in 1952.

Source notes

https://zeelandbpw.com.
A Walk Through Time: A Pictorial History of Zeeland, Michigan, Randall P. Vande Water, 2005.
Zeeland Historical Society.

Site originally submitted by Judy Voss on April 28, 2024.

Location Info


350 East Washington Avenue
Zeeland, MI 49464
Ottawa County

Coordinates: 42.81358, -86.01022

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