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First Gas Street Lamp in America

 
 
First Gas Street Lamp in America Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), December 9, 2018
1. First Gas Street Lamp in America Marker
Inscription.  
Site of the
First Gas Street Lamp in America
February 7, 1817
Rededicated February 7, 2017 • 200 Yrs • Baltimore Gas and Electric Company

 
Erected 2017 by Baltimore Gas and Electric Company.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is February 7, 1817.
 
Location. 39° 17.39′ N, 76° 36.62′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Downtown. Marker is at the intersection of Holliday Street and East Baltimore Street, on the right when traveling south on Holliday Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Holliday Street, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rembrandt Peale (here, next to this marker); Harry Sythe Cummings (within shouting distance of this marker); American District Telegraph (ADT) (within shouting distance of this marker); Chamber of Commerce Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); On This Location (about 300 feet
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away); The Negro Heroes of the United States (about 400 feet away); City Hall (about 400 feet away); A Tribute to Our Unsung Heroes (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .  Baltimore and BGE mark 200th anniversary of first gas street lamp (Baltimore Sun, 12/9/2018). (Submitted on December 9, 2018.)
 
First Gas Street Lamp in America Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), December 9, 2018
2. First Gas Street Lamp in America Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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