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Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company

Organized October 1899

 
 
Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 2008
1. Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company Marker
Inscription. In 1899, Colonel Peter O. Knight created Tampa Electric Company to serve the energy needs of a growing Tampa community. Some 28 employees served 1200 customers with electricity from the region's first power plant, one powered by the water of the Hillsborough River. In 1903 a steam generating plant, renamed the Peter O. Knight Station in 1969, was built on Jackson Street and by 1906 the first turbo-generator was installed.

At the dawn of th 20th Century, Tampa Electric Company promoted such conveniences as electric lights and fans, and over more than 20 miles of track connecting Tampa, Ybor City and Ballast Point.

Modern downtown offices were opened in 1914 at the corner of Cass and Tampa Street. At the end of the century, Tampa Electric and parent company TECO Energy employed more than 5,000 men and women in six states and South America. In its first 100 years, TECO Energy became a major diversified energy company, providing reliable energy services to customers around the state, the nation and the world.
 
Erected by In cooperation with the Tampa Historical Society.
 
Location. 27° 57.003′ N, 82° 27.544′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on North Franklin Street
Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
2. Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company Marker
near East Zack Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tampa Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacred Heart Church (about 600 feet away); Courthouse Square (about 700 feet away); First Lt. Baldomero Lopez (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Salvation Army (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tampa's First Paved Sidewalk (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
Also see . . .  TECO Energy. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company Marker as seen along N. Franklin St. Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company Marker as seen along N. Franklin St.
Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company Marker, as seen from E. Zack St., among the buildings Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 2008
4. Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company Marker, as seen from E. Zack St., among the buildings
Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company Marker Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
5. Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company Marker
In front of TECO Plaza, the company's headquarters
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,818 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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