General Electric Switchgear Plant

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General Electric Switchgear Plant
GE Switchgear Plant from west.jpg
Building in 2013
General Electric Switchgear Plant is located in Philadelphia
General Electric Switchgear Plant
General Electric Switchgear Plant is located in Pennsylvania
General Electric Switchgear Plant
General Electric Switchgear Plant is located in the United States
General Electric Switchgear Plant
Location421 N. 7th St. at Willow St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°57′31″N 75°9′1″W / 39.95861°N 75.15028°W / 39.95861; -75.15028Coordinates: 39°57′31″N 75°9′1″W / 39.95861°N 75.15028°W / 39.95861; -75.15028
Area0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Built1916
ArchitectWilliam Steele & Co.
NRHP reference #85003470[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 31, 1985

The General Electric Switchgear Plant is a historic factory building located at 421 North 7th Street at Willow Street in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1916, and is a seven-story, seven bay by nine bay, reinforced concrete building with brick facing. It was designed by William Steele & Company for General Electric, which manufactured electric switchboard equipment there.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1] A music venue, Franklin Music Hall, occupies part of the building.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes George E. Thomas (June 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: General Electric Switchgear Plant" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16.
  3. ^ ""The Electric Factory has a new permanent name"". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2019-09-24.

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