Historic Georgetown Steam Plant Goes Steam Punk

Steam Punks are invited to wear their gear and add to the Victorian industrial vibe at Seattle City Light’s October free open house at the historic Georgetown Steam Plant this Saturday, Oct. 10.
Photo of three people in steam punk costumes.

These steam punks visited the Georgetown Steam Plant in September.

 

Steam Punks are invited to wear their gear and add to the Victorian industrial vibe at Seattle City Light’s free October open house at the historic Georgetown Steam Plant this Saturday, Oct. 10.

Everyone is welcome whether you have a steam punk costume or not.

The plant will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free tours beginning at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. No reservations are required.

The interior of the plant is a fantastical world of delicate brass fixtures and 20th century gauges combined with three large steam generators and a wide variety of equipment considered innovative at the time.  As one of the only intact historical steam plants in the United States, the Georgetown Steam Plant, built in 1906 along the shore of the Duwamish River, is a paradise for engineering aficionados and history lovers, including fans of the steam punk genre.

More information and driving directions can be found at http://georgetownsteamplant.org/.

And check out Seattle Channel’s visit to the steam plant.

Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to about 750,000 Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.