Tiffin in Seneca County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Early Electric Illumination, 1884
Erected 2001 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, St. Paulís United Methodist Church, St. Paulís Daughters, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-74.)
Location. 41° 6.791′ N, 83° 10.643′ W. Marker is in Tiffin, Ohio, in Seneca County Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46 Madison St, Tiffin OH 44883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. State's First Female Lawyers (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Founding of Tiffin (approx. ľ mile away); Rezin W. Shawhan & the Seneca County Museum (approx. ľ mile away); Fort Ball (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Ball (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tiffin Train Depot / Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Noble (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mercy Hospital of Tiffin / The Sisters of Mercy Come to Tiffin (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiffin.
Also see . . . St. Paulís History. This page includes interior photographs showing the chandelier. Excerpt: “In the spring of 1883 work began to complete the interior of the second floor. In October of that year, plans were also underway to erect the Edison Electric Illuminating Company building on Monroe Street. In December 1883, quick-thinking contractors wired the church for electric lights, making St. Paulís Church the first public building in the world to be wired for electricity while being built. To mark the occasion, Thomas A. Edison presented the church a splendid electric light (Submitted on October 11, 2019.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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