Organized October 1899In 1899, Colonel Peter O. Knight created Tampa Electric Company to serve the energy needs of a growing Tampa community. Some 28 employees served 1200 customers with electricity from the region's first power plant, one powered by the water of the Hillsborough River. In 1903 a steam generating plant, renamed the Peter O. Knight Station in 1969, was built on Jackson Street and by 1906 the first turbo-generator was installed.
|Placed By||In cooperation with the Tampa Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 7:32pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 356466 N 3092525|
|Decimal Degrees||27.95005000, -82.45906667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 27° 57.003', W 82° 27.544'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||27° 57' 0.18" N, 82° 27' 32.64" W|
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|Area Code(s)||813, 727, 305, 863|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 702 N Franklin St, Tampa FL 33602, US|
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