Reading Municipal Light and Power Station

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Reading Municipal Light and Power Station
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Reading Municipal Light and Power Station is located in Massachusetts
Reading Municipal Light and Power Station
Location Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′5″N 71°6′5″W / 42.51806°N 71.10139°W / 42.51806; -71.10139Coordinates: 42°31′5″N 71°6′5″W / 42.51806°N 71.10139°W / 42.51806; -71.10139
Built 1894
Architect Abbott,George E.
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Local
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference #

84002811

[1]
Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

The Reading Municipal Light and Power Station is a historic municipal power station building at 226 Ash Street in Reading, Massachusetts. The single story brick building was built in 1894 after the town decided to build a municipal power station. The Romanesque style building was designed by George E. Abbott, and housed power generating equipment until 1925, when it was converted to housing power switching equipment.[2] It now houses municipal offices.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Reading Municipal Light and Power Station". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 

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