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Sunbury in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Hotel Edison

Erected in Honor of Thomas A. Edison

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
1. The Hotel Edison Marker
Inscription. This tablet commemorates the installation at Sunbury PA., of the first three-wire central station incandescent electric lighting plant in the world. On the night of July 4, 1883, Thomas A. Edison, the creator of the incandescent lamp, and inventor of numerous mechanical and electrical devices necessary for a complete system of electric light, heat and power. Acting in the triple capacity of Chief Electrical Engineer, mechanical expert and Superintendent of Construction, turned over to the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of Sunbury, PA., a completed operating central station electric plant.

The City Hotel, then on this site, was the first building in the world commercially wired and illuminated by electricity. Dedicated during the Sesquicentennial Celebration of Sunbury, PA., July 1, 2, 3 and 4, 1922.
 
Location. 40° 51.662′ N, 76° 47.455′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and 4th Street on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sunbury PA 17801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northumberland Civil War Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); For Those Who Served

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By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
2. The Hotel Edison Marker
(about 700 feet away); Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) (about 700 feet away); Sunbury War Memorials (about 700 feet away); Northumberland County (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Electric Light (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Maclay (approx. 0.4 miles away); Danville-Pottsville R.R. (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunbury.
 
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By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
3. The Hotel Edison
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By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
4. The Hotel Edison
The Hotel Edison-4th Street view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
5. The Hotel Edison-4th Street view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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