Great Barrington in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Alternating Current Electriﬁcation
—IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing —
Erected 2004 by Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Location. 42° 11.91′ 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Street Light (here, next to this marker); William Stanley (here, next to this marker); William Stanley Overlook (approx. ¼ mile away); W.E. B. Du Bois Birthsite (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Mahaiwe Theater (approx. 0.3 miles away); W.E.B. Du Bois: Champion of Rivers Around the World The Niagara Movement (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Court House of Berkshire County (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Barrington.
Regarding Alternating Current Electrification. William Stanley invented the electric transformer which made possible the transmission of electric power over long distance. His many other inventions enabled electric power to be delivered by a distribution system.
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