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
Reading Municipal Light and Power Station is located in the US
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
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 Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Reading Municipal Light and Power Station". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 

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