An interior view of the Lykens Power Plant of the Lykens Valley Coal Company, Short Mountain Colliery, Bear Gap, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, as it was under construction in 1920. The furnace at the right is being constructed adjacent to one of the chimneys. A second furnace was constructed for the chimney at the left (not shown in the photo). The north wall of the power plant is shown upper left.
The four men standing on the furnace construction have not been identified.
The power plant was constructed to save money on power generation and when completed provided a cheaper and more efficient form of power for the colliery. In addition, surplus electricity was provided to the Williamstown collieries, and for Lykens Borough and the town of Wiconisco.
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