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1882 Victorian: Eastlake

Historic Third Ward
Appleton, Wisconsin

Hearthstone Historic House Museum

First house in the world lit with an Edison central hydroelectric station September 30, 1882.

Hearthstone was lit on September 30, 1882 along with the Appleton Paper and Pulp Company and the Kimberly-Clark Vulcan Paper Mill. Only Hearthstone survives. This was the first time in the world that several buildings were lighted with a central hydroelectric station using the Edison system. Only one other central station in the nation existed - Thomas Edison's Pearl Street Station.

Hearthstone's rare 1882 Edison light switches and electroliers still are in operation. It is possible that Hearthstone is the sole surviving example of wiring and fixtures in their original location from the dawn of the electrical age.

The home features beautiful hand crafted wood working, hand-laid floors, and beautiful original stain glass.

Hearthstone Historic House Museum

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Archived in August, 2013

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