Brockton Edison Electric Illuminating Company Power Station

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Brockton Edison Electric Illuminating Company Power Station
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Brockton Edison Electric Illuminating Company Power Station is located in Massachusetts
Brockton Edison Electric Illuminating Company Power Station
Brockton Edison Electric Illuminating Company Power Station is located in the United States
Brockton Edison Electric Illuminating Company Power Station
LocationBrockton, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°5′0″N 70°59′46″W / 42.08333°N 70.99611°W / 42.08333; -70.99611Coordinates: 42°5′0″N 70°59′46″W / 42.08333°N 70.99611°W / 42.08333; -70.99611
Built1883
ArchitectFrank J. Sprague
NRHP reference #87000874[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 17, 1987

Brockton Edison Electric Illuminating Company Power Station or "Brockton Edison Company - Old Power Station" is a historic power plant at 70 School Street in Brockton, Massachusetts. It was one of the earliest power plants built by Thomas Edison.

The plant opened on October 1, 1883. It contained three "H" dynamos capable of powering about 1600 lamps.[2]

The Brockton plant was soon followed by others in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Fall River and Newburgh, New York.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ Electrical world, Volume 80, McGraw-Hill, 1922