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Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company

 
 
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By Brian Scott, April 10, 2010
1. Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company Marker
Inscription.
The National Register
of Historic Places:
Greenville Gas and
Electric Light Company

 
Erected 1982.
 
Location. 34° 50.783′ N, 82° 23.783′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on East Broad Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 East Broad Street, Greenville SC 29601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of First Baptist Church / Baptist Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Baptist Church World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roger Craft Peace Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Betsy Ross Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away); The South Carolina Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chamber of Commerce Building (approx. mile away); Francis Marion (approx. mile away); Thomas Sumter (approx. mile away); Andrew Pickens (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company. The two buildings (ca. 1890) of the Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company
Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 10, 2010
2. Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company Entrance
are significant to the city of Greenville as one of its earliest electrical plants. (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Duke Energy. Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is an energy company with assets in the United States, Canada and Latin America. (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company
Description: The Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company complex consists of two buildings constructed ca. 1890. The larger building served as a coal-fueled, steam-powered electric generating plant. This one-story, rectangular brick building has round arched window and door openings. The windows are covered with plywood, but intact. The arched openings are separated by brick pilasters. The gable, slate roof has a parapet wall with tile coverings and copper finials. The interior has an iron truss roof and a floor-to-ceiling height in excess of thirty-five feet. The second building, ca. 1890, is a two-story rectangular (26'x64') brick building originally used as offices for the power company. The window and door openings have segmental arches. The building has a low pitched gable
Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 10, 2010
3. Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company Entrance
roof with large wooden tie-beams and sleepers that project through the wall and support the eaves.

Significance: The two buildings of the Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company are significant to the city of Greenville as one of its earliest electrical plants. The buildings were owned and operated by the Greenville Gas and Electric Light and Power Company. In 1910 the buildings were sold to the Southern Power Company which was re-chartered in 1913 as Southern Public Utilities. Later the company evolved into Duke Power Company. The building is vernacular Victorian with Romanesque commercial structure elements. It is one of the few remaining Victorian structures in the downtown area. (Source: National Register nomination form.)
    — Submitted May 1, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

2. National Register of Historic Places:
Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company (added 1982 - Building - #82003857)
Also known as Duke Power Steam Plant
211 E. Broad St., Greenville
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Industry
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction
Historic Sub-function: Energy Facility
Current Function: Unknown
Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 10, 2010
4. Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company
    — Submitted May 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 10, 2010
5. Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 678 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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