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Adams Power Plant Transformer House

Niagara Falls, New York
County of Niagara.
National Register Number: 75001212
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Government - public works. The threat level was Threatened in
2004.
Congressional District: NY-28 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 4, 1983):
Until well into the 20th century, this electric-power generating facility retained its position as the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world. The transformer house, built in 1895 from designs by McKim, Mead and White, is the only surviving structure of the plant, which has been hailed as "the birthplace of the modern hydroelectric power station." When it became operational, long-distance commercial electrical transmission became a reality.

Condition:
The roof is damaged and the structure is exposed to the elements.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The roof needs to be repaired in order to prevent severe deterioration of the building.


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