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Early fixtures in the first Wisconsin home to use electricity.

Rogers House Photographs


These 11 photographs show the early electrical fixtures in Hearthstone, the world's first home lighted by a central hydroelectric station, in Appleton, Wis. The home belonged to paper executive Henry J. Rogers, who installed the first commercial electrical generator in the company's mill nearby, in 1882.

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Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
The Introduction of Electrical Power
Creator: Mares, Harold D., compiler.
Pub Data: Original photographs in the Visual Materials collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (call number: PH 6144). The photos were submitted by owner Harold Mares in nominating the house to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Citation: "Rogers House Photographs." Original photographs in the Visual Materials collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (call number: PH 6144). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1015; Visited on: 4/18/2014
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