1905 to 2012 Holiday Shoals Powerhouse

By Jeffrey Kraemer; posted January 29, 2012

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The photo on the left was taken in 1905 from "Electrical World, Volume 48". The photo on the right was taken in 2012 within a 10ft radius of the original photograph. This hydroelectric plant used unreported Fred Locke #303 insulators and fed two different cotton mills. Notice that it was expanded in the 20s on the right side. On the banks next to the tailrace are large stones taken from the tailrace. I searched all of the woods around the plant with no trace of an insulator dump.

The Hydroelectric Power Plants of South Carolina Collection:

High Shoals 1894 [id=332186800]

Pelzer Lower Dam 1895 [id=360186922]

Portman Shoals 1897 [id=340212432]

Berry Shoals 1903 [id=330110326]

Holiday Shoals 1905 [you are here]

Ware Shoals 1906 [id=347219612]

Saluda Dam 1907 [id=268330246]

Gaston Shoals 1908 [id=346266588]

Rocky Creek 1908 [id=429285050]

Boyd's Mill Pond 1909 [id=429197935]

Ninety-Nine Islands 1909 [id=358895213]

Fork Shoals -1910 [id=366408583]

Tumblin' Shoals 1912 [id=366398406]

Coneross 1912 [id=361466115]