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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.)
 
Location. 44° 15.261′ N, 88° 24.896′ W. Marker is in Appleton, Wisconsin, in Outagamie County. Marker is 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 is at or near this postal address: 625 West Prospect Avenue, Appleton WI 54911, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Bridge (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 Hyrdoelectric System in America
Hearthstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 17, 2011
2. Hearthstone Marker
[back, south side of marker with duplicate text]
A subtitle, World's First Electric Lighted Home, has been painted over.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Vulcan Street Plant Replica (approx. 0.9 miles away); 9-11 Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lawrence University (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appleton.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark No. 51
 
Also see . . .
1. Hearthstone Historic House Museum. (Submitted on June 23, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
2. Hearthstone is Haunted. (Submitted on June 23, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
 
Additional keywords. Notable Homes
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Hearthstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 12, 2011
3. Hearthstone Marker
Hearthstone pictured from parking lot. marker is in lower left corner.
Hearthstone image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 12, 2011
4. Hearthstone
from the corner of Prospect Ave. and Memorial Dr.
Hearthstone image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 12, 2011
5. Hearthstone
Museum sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 42 times this year. 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, 4, 5. submitted on June 13, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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