Great Barrington in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Alternating Current Electrification, 1886
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Erected 2004 by Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Location. 42° 11.91′ N, 73° 21.645′ W. Marker is in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 7) and Cottage Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Barrington MA 01230, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Street Light (here, next to this marker); William Stanley (here, next to this marker); The Mahaiwe Theater (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Court House of Berkshire County Great Barrington World War I Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Great Barrington Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); You Stand Free Because They Served (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Great Barrington.
Regarding IEEE Milestone. William Stanley invented the electric transformer which made possible the transmission of electric power over long distance. His many othe inventions enabled electric power to be delivered by a distribution system.
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