The Ventura County Medical Center has commenced a $300 million project (see the post below).

That will require a new power plant for the hospital. But the old one is such a classic, I wanted to capture its industrial beauty before it’s gone.

Here is Mike Ponce, the man in charge, manager of the power plant that went into service in 1953.

 

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And here is a view of the gauge panel, all brassy and buffed. No doubt the new power plant will be more efficient and have computerized controls, but I doubt it will be something that catches a photographer’s eye.

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