Early Electric Illumination, 1884

Early Electric Illumination, 1884 (HM2LRP)

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N 41° 6.791', W 83° 10.643'

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When St.Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church was dedicated on
January 6, 1884, an ornate brass chandelier presented by the
Edison Electric Light Company provided illumination for the ceremony.
Wired for electric lighting before its completion,
St. Paul's was one of the first churches in the nation lighted by
Edison lamps.
The Tiffin Edison Electric Illuminating Company,
the first central electric power station in Ohio and the
tenth in the United States, was built in Tiffing in late 1883.
With a 100 horsepower boiler, a 120 horsepower engine and
two dynamos, it supplied direct current sufficient to light
1,000 lamps. It stood two blocks north of this site. The
original brass "electrolier" still hangs in the sanctuary inside.
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, St. Paul’s Daughters, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 317186 N 4553606
Decimal Degrees41.11318333, -83.17738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 6.791', W 83° 10.643'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 6' 47.46" N, 83° 10' 38.58" W
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