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Newburgh in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Montgomery Street Station

 
 
Montgomery Street Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, August 1, 2010
1. Montgomery Street Station Marker
Inscription. Montgomery Street Station, one of the world’s earliest central electric stations, began service here in 1884. Built by Thomas A. Edison.
 
Erected 1984 by Central Hudson.
 
Location. 41° 30.246′ N, 74° 0.478′ W. Marker is in Newburgh, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Montgomery Street 0.1 miles from 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 59-69 Montgomery Street, Newburgh NY 12550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Court House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christopher Columbus (about 800 feet away); Dedication of Newburgh Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newburgh's Neighborhood Preservation Began on This Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Andrew J. Downing (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Disbandment of the Armies (approx. 0.4 miles away); Uzal Knapp (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Minuteman (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newburgh.
 
Regarding Montgomery Street Station. Edison Generating Plant, 59-69 Montgomery Street. Built in 1884 under the supervision of Thomas Edison, this is one of the earliest power plants
Montgomery Street Station image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, August 1, 2010
2. Montgomery Street Station
and is still in use by Central Hudson Gas & Electric.
Source: Heritage Sites and Historic District http://www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov/about/docs/NewburghHeritageMap.pdf
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 649 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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