Vulcan Street Plant Replica

Vulcan Street Plant Replica (HM1LA6)

Location: Appleton, WI 54915 Outagamie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 15.475', W 88° 23.836'

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On November 25, 1882, the Vulcan Street Hydroelectric Central Station began operation. The Vulcan Street Plant featured a direct-current Edison "K"-type dynamo and lit the homes of A. L. and H. D. Smith, five or six mills, a blast furnace, and other nearby homes with Edison bulbs. The Vulcan Street Plant represents and early use of hydro-power to generate electricity and perhaps one of the earliest examples of a hydroelectric plant that sold electricity commercially and provided incandescent lighting service to the public. In 1932, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original plant opening, this replica was constructed by the Wisconsin-Michigan Power Company. Like the original, it houses an Edison "K" dynamo. In 1987, the building was moved here from (now Olde) South Oneida Street.
HM NumberHM1LA6
Year Placed2014
Placed ByWisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 388461 N 4901468
Decimal Degrees44.25791667, -88.39726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 15.475', W 88° 23.836'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 15' 28.5" N, 88° 23' 50.16" W
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Area Code(s)920
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-598 S Vulcan St, Appleton WI 54915, US
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