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First Underground Central Station

1882 - 1917

 
 
First Underground Central Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike McHugh, August 23, 2010
1. First Underground Central Station Marker
Inscription.
In a building on this site an electric
plant supplying the first Edison
Underground Central Station System
in this country and forming the origin of New York's present electrical system.
Began operation on Sept.4.1882
according to plans conceived and
executed by
Thomas Alva Edison

To commemorate this epoch-making event
this tablet is erected by
The American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society
The New York Edison Company

 
Erected by American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society.
 
Location. 40° 42.484′ N, 74° 0.275′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Fulton Street when traveling south. Touch for map. Corner of Pearl St.The original building address was 255-257 Pearl Street. The building burned down in 1889. The sole surviving turbine is preserved in Greenfield Village Museum, Dearborn, Michigan. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Fulton St, New York NY 10038, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edison Underground Central Station System (here, next to this marker); Titanic Memorial Lighthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Street Seaport (about 300 feet away); 207 - 211 Water Street (about 500 feet away); 203 Front Street (about 500 feet away); 206 Front Street (about 500 feet away); Fulton Fish Waist - 142 Beekman Street (about 600 feet away); First ferry service in New York (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2012, by Mike McHugh of Perdido Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 349 times since then. Last updated on January 5, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photo   1. submitted on February 9, 2012, by Mike McHugh of Perdido Bay, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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