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Delaware Power Station
The Delaware Power Station was built by the Philadelphia
Electric Company in 1920, to avert a predicted power shortage. It labored
steadily from then on, with an expansion in 1954, until its last two turbine
units were silenced in February 2004.
Designed by architects John T. Windrim and W.C.L. Eglin in 1917, the station is a rougher and more muscular version of the great public buildings of its time, with similar massing and classical detail. That resemblance is not coincidental; In addition to power plants, Windrimís firm executed more refined public commissions for the Franklin Institute and Philadelphia Municipal Court.
It's located on the riverfront in Fishtown, Philadelphia
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