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Appleton in Outagamie County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hearthstone

 
 
Hearthstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 12, 2011
1. Hearthstone Marker
Inscription.  On September 30, 1882 this Victorian home became the first residence electrified from a centrally located hydro-electric plant. Henry J. Rogers, pioneer industrialist, built and lighted this home as a showplace for his wife, using the same power source that lighted his paper mill. The original Edison switches and chandeliers remain in use today.
 
Erected by Wisconsin Council for Local History. (Marker Number 51.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 44° 15.261′ N, 88° 24.896′ W. Marker was in Appleton, Wisconsin, in Outagamie County. Marker was at the intersection of West Prospect Avenue and South Memorial Drive, on the right when traveling east on West Prospect Avenue. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 625 West Prospect Avenue, Appleton WI 54911, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Henry James and Cremora Rogers Residence (here, next to this marker); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Bridge
Hearthstone Marker (rear with deleted text). image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 17, 2011
2. Hearthstone Marker (rear with deleted text).
[back, south side of marker with duplicate text]
A subtitle, World's First Electric Lighted Home, has been painted over.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); First Commercially Successful Electric Street Railway (approx. half a mile away); Hippolyte Grignon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Outagamie County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Edison Hydroelectric System in America (approx. 0.9 miles away); Vulcan Street Plant Replica (approx. 0.9 miles away); 9-11 Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appleton.
 
Additional keywords. Notable Homes
 
Hearthstone Mansion and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 12, 2011
3. Hearthstone Mansion and Marker
Hearthstone pictured from parking lot. marker is in lower left corner.
Replacement marker # 581 image. Click for full size.
By Fitzie Heimdahl, August 27, 2019
4. Replacement marker # 581
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 11 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 13, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on August 21, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on June 13, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on March 25, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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