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Location DB > United States > Texas > Austin > Holly Power Plant
Holly Power Plant
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created by CazyBeast2 on 1/31/2011 12:45 AM
last modified by mutatingcat01 on 10/17/2013 5:38 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
A 22 acre natural gas and oil power plant, right off of town lake. Reaches about 6 stories high, and over looks several parks and trails in the area.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: - select -
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
2401 Holly Street, Austin, Texas 78702
Austin, Texas
United States
Owner: City of Austin
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features
    Holly power station is untouched, all equipment is still inside, no vandalism.. beautiful. Many rooms full of piping, machinery, and even huge rows of outdated computers.. Many great views of town lake from the cat walks.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • cameras
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1960
    Closed: 2007
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Respirator.. some of the areas have an iffy chemical pool that is kind of noxious.
    Construction of Holly Street Power Plant, and the longhorn dam (to provide cooling for the plant) began in the late 1950's, and finally opened for use in 1960. The plant is a natural gas/oil-fired steam electric generating facility. The plant consists of four steam turbine generators, and produced a total of 540 megawatts of electricity. The plants main purpose was to stabilize power distribution on Austins 69KV system, and to compensate for the loss of the other power plants and substations. After many years of successful operation, Holly closed it's doors and stopped production on September of 2007
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     Future Plans
    A contract has been arranged for the demolition of the plant now. They plan to begin decommissioning it in July, which should start off a rather lengthy process to make the Plant stop existing.

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    Holly Adventure
    Mon, Jan 31st, 2011
    posted by CazyBeast2
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    The moderator rating is a neutral rating of the content quality, photography, and coolness of this location.

    Category Rating
    Photography 9 / 10
    Coolness 9 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 6/19/2014 8:25 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 19 14 at 8:25, Steed validated this location
  • on Oct 17 13 at 17:38, mutatingcat01 changed the following: Recommendation
  • on Oct 17 13 at 17:37, mutatingcat01 changed the following: Status, Accessibility
  • on Jun 30 11 at 6:14, Steed validated this location
  • on Jun 30 11 at 3:02, Harlan changed the following: Security Measures
  • on May 28 11 at 15:14, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on May 28 11 at 4:18, Harlan changed the following: Media Coverage, Future Plans
  • on Feb 1 11 at 4:06, Steed validated this location
  • on Jan 31 11 at 14:05, CazyBeast2 updated gallery picture O_o
  • on Jan 31 11 at 7:35, Steed validated this location
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