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Springfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

United Electric Company Building

73 State Street

 

— Built 1911 —

 
United Electric Company Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
1. United Electric Company Building Marker
Inscription.  The first electric lights in Springfield were installed inside a downtown factory in 1881; the first local streetlights went up in 1889; and the trolley system was electrified in 1890. The United Electric Light Company was formed to meet the increasing demand for electricity. This fine example of the Beaux Arts style was designed by Thomas M. James of Boston for the company's offices.

This property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 
Erected by Springfield 350th Anniversary.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 42° 5.992′ N, 72° 35.286′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is on State Street just north of MGM Way, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level near the southwest corner of the building, facing State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 73 State Street, Springfield MA 01103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United Electric Co. Building / Old "Turnverein" Building
United Electric Company Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
2. United Electric Company Building
(southwest elevation • marker visible on wall near corner)
(here, next to this marker); 95 State Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Hampden County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mass Mutual Building (about 300 feet away); Old First Church (about 400 feet away); Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Building (about 400 feet away); YWCA (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Old First Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Regarding United Electric Company Building. National Register of Historic Places #83000772.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. United Electric Company Building
 
Also see . . .  United Electric Company Building (Wikipedia). The United Electric Company, founded in 1887, was the second enterprise established to provide electricity on a large scale to the city of Springfield. The first was founded in 1882 but did not last long. United Electric's first power plant stood at the foot of State Street. This building
United Electric Company Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
3. United Electric Company Building
was constructed in 1910 to serve as its headquarters; it was designed by Boston architect Thomas M. James, who was known for his designs of bank buildings. (Submitted on October 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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