“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Philadelphia Electric Company

Philadelphia Electric Company Centennery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. Philadelphia Electric Company Centennery Marker
Inscription. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Philadelphia Electric Company and the Lighting of Forty-nine Arc Lamps On Chestnut Street from The Delaware River to the Schuykill River
December 3, 1881
The event marked the inauguration of electric street lighting in Philadelphia

A century later, this plaque was placed at the southwest corner of Chestnut and 10th Streets, in the shadow of the company’s original headquarters. The ceremonies recognized the role of the electric utility industry in advancing the growth and development of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Erected 1991 by Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
Location. 39° 56.992′ N, 75° 9.434′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and S 10th Street, on the right when traveling east on Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President Abraham Lincoln (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Patterson (about 600 feet away); McClellan House (about 600 feet away); Wills Eye Hospital (about 800 feet away); Walnut Street Theatre (about 800 feet away); Reading Terminal and Market (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Bogle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ricketts Circus (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Categories. Industry & Commerce
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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