The Hotel Edison

The Hotel Edison (HM1OPE)

Location: Sunbury, PA 17801 Northumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 51.662', W 76° 47.455'

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Erected in Honor of Thomas A. Edison

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.
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Date Added Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 349061 N 4524874
Decimal Degrees40.86103333, -76.79091667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 51.662', W 76° 47.455'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 51' 39.72" N, 76° 47' 27.3" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 411 Market St, Sunbury PA 17801, US
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