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Old Folsom Powerhouse

Sacramento Station A

 
 
Old Folsom Powerhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
1. Old Folsom Powerhouse Marker
Inscription.  The first distribution point of electricity for a major city, Station A was constructed in 1894. Built by the Sacramento Electric Power and Light Company to receive power generated from Folsom Powerhouse. The first transmission of electricity was on July 13, 1895. This power distribution network resulted in the first overhead wire streetcar system in the Central Valley.
 
Erected 1970 by California Department of Parks and Recreation (August 4, 1970). (Marker Number 633-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1828.
 
Location. 38° 35.038′ N, 121° 29.86′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of H Street and 6th Street, on the left when traveling east on H Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of First African Methodist Episcopal Church on the Pacific Coast (about 500 feet away,
Old Folsom Powerhouse - Station A image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
2. Old Folsom Powerhouse - Station A
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measured in a direct line); Site of First and Second State Capitols at Sacramento (about 500 feet away); United States Post Office, Courthouse, & Federal Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Pacific’s Other Big Four (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacramento Pioneers Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. George Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); The Squatters Riot (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Regarding Old Folsom Powerhouse. This is a California Registered Historical Landmark(No. 633-2).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. See the Original Folsom Hydroelectric Plant marker (California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 633) for more information on the Folsom Powerhouse.
 
Old Folsom Powerhouse - Station A image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
3. Old Folsom Powerhouse - Station A
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,574 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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