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The following is a reprinting from "Historic American Engineering Record" of the Library of Congress. The information includes the early histories of power generation in Michigan, Lower Saginaw (Bay City) and the Pratt & Koeppe architural firm..


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HISTORIC AMERICAN ENGINEERING RECORD

BAY CITY TRACTION AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, POWER STATION

HAER NO. MI-76-A



Location

211 Water Street, Bay City, Michigan, NW1/4, SW1/4, NE1/4, NW1/4, Section 28, T14N, R5E, Civil Town of Bangor, Bay County, Michigan.

Date of Construction:

1893

Architect:

Leverett A. Pratt, Pratt & Koeppe

Present Owner:

City of Bay City
301 Washington Ave.
Bay City, Michigan 48708

Present Use:

Vacant

Significance:

The Bay City Traction and Electric Power Station Building was constructed as a steam generating plant providing power for interurban electric traction transportation in Bay City, Michigan. This building represents a brief but important 30 year period of electric traction power uitilization for mass transportation in Michigan cities.

Project Information:

This mitigative document was undertaken in 1996 in accordance with Stipulation I(A)(1) of the First Amended Memorandum of Agreement between the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, the U.S. Environment Protection Agency, The Bay County Historical Society and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The structure associated with the Bay City Tranction and Electric Company is scheduled for demolition.

Dr. John D. Richards, Principal Investigator, Patricia B. Richards, Project Historian with Great Lakes Achaeological Research Center, Inc.; Joseph Paskus, Project Photographer.

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Related Notes & Pages

Power Station 2004
2004 Photo (click to enlarge.)

Maps Library/
{1916 Bay City Map}
People Referenced
Paskus, Joseph
Pratt, Leverette
Richards, John D. (Dr.)
Richards, Patricia B.
Subjects Referenced
Advisory Council on Historical Preservation
Bangor Twsp.
Bay County
Bay County Historical Society
Historic American Bldg. Survey
Library of Congress
Lower Saginaw
Michigan State Historical Preservation Office
Pratt & Koeppe
Power station building
U.S. Environment Protection Agency
Internet Resources
  • Saginaw Library
    Riverside Park & Saginaw Valley Traction Company, a pictorial history by the Public Libraries of Saginaw.
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