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Heating and Power Plant-North (West Lafayette, Ind.)



  • Existence: 1925 - 2014

Historical Information

The North Power Plant was built in 1925 in order to meet the growing needs of the university. It supplied the university's buildings with light and power in the most economically responsible way. A fire occurred in 1932 and a lightning strike damaged the chimney in 1938. The building also went through multiple renovations and expansions.


Heating and Power Plant-North. Purdue Campus Facilities and Buildings Historic Database. Access September 16, 2019.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Purdue University Physical Plant records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 61, Placement: 04
Identifier: UA 135
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Physical Plant records contain an engineering survey of the plant completed by C. Francis Harding and Gilbert A. Young in 1921, a guide to the services provided by the Physical Plant published in the 1970s, and an organizational chart from 1989.
Dates: 1921 - 1979