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Hearthstone

Hearthstone | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
View across lawn towards the historic Hearthstone House. A historic marker is in the foreground on the left, and it reads: "Hearthstone, World's first Electric Lighted Home. On September 30, 1882 this Victorian home became the first residence electrified from a centrally located hydro-electric plant. Henry J. Rodgers, pioneer industrialist, built and lighted this home as a showplace for his wife, using the same power source that lighted his paper mill. The original Edison switches and chandeliers remain in use today."
DESCRIPTION
View across lawn towards the historic Hearthstone House. A historic marker is in the foreground on the left, and it reads: "Hearthstone, World's first Electric Lighted Home. On September 30, 1882 this Victorian home became the first residence electrified from a centrally located hydro-electric plant. Henry J. Rodgers, pioneer industrialist, built and lighted this home as a showplace for his wife, using the same power source that lighted his paper mill. The original Edison switches and chandeliers remain in use today."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:129514
Creation Date:July 1968
Creator Name:Reese, Stabler W.
City:Appleton
County:Outagamie
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Wisconsin. Dept. of Natural Resources : Color transparencies, 1958-1978
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:transparency, color
Original Format Number:PH 2427, Box 2
Original Dimensions:2 x 2 inches
SUBJECTS
Brickwork
Chimneys
Shrubs
Trees
Architecture, Domestic
Lawns
Porches
Historic sites
Outdoor photography
Signs and signboards

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