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Renewable hydro generation and art deco architecture are Great Depression’s lasting legacy

One of the first engineering assignment locations was at Santee Cooper’s Jefferies Generating Station, which included a hydroelectric facility. It was a beautiful place to work because of the strong design features and visual drama of the art deco architecture at the hydroelectric building.

The Jefferies Hydroelectric Station began operating in 1942 (as the Pinopolis Power Plant) when art deco was in-vogue. During the Depression era of the 1930s and prior to World War II, many federally funded hydroelectric projects, including the Hoover Dam in Nevada, were constructed to provide power to rural areas. This included the Santee Cooper Hydroelectric and Navigation Project, which was constructed from 1939 to 1942.

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