Great Barrington in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Memorial Street Light
Massachusetts Electric Company
June 28, 1986
in recognition of
and his contributions to the
Electric Utility Industry
Erected 1986 by Massachusetts Electric Company.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is June 28, 1986.
Location. 42° 11.911′ N, 73° 21.645′ W. Marker is in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 7) and Cottage Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Barrington MA 01230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alternating Current Electrification, 1886 (here, next to this marker); William Stanley (here, next to this marker); Great Barrington Bi-Centennial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laura Ingersoll Secord (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. ¼ mile away); William Stanley Overlook First Meeting House (approx. 0.3 miles away); W.E.B. Du Bois Birthsite (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Barrington.
Regarding Memorial Street Light. William Stanley invented the electric transformer which made possible the transmission of electric power over long distance. His many othe inventions enabled electric power to be delivered by a distribution system.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.