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New England is the home to America’s Industrial Revolution. Although it is rarely acknowledged, one of the most significant events in technological history took place in 1883 when Thomas Edison electrified central Brockton. Edison chose Brockton because it featured a classic New England village center, was near Boston, and was one of the most progressive small cities in the nation. Edison’s central system in Brockton was the first to employ all of Edison’s generator wiring, conductors, feeder lines, and meters. The highly efficient power station was the first plant on earth to cross the boundaries of illumination and introduce completely safe commercial electric motors, electric appliances, and electric street-car (trolley) traction. It also allowed for aesthetically pleasing underground wiring. For more information, please visit www.thomasedison.com Thomas Alva Edison 1847 - 1931

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The First Edison Building Electrified in 1884

Central Fire Station Electrified in 1884

Brockton City Theatre Electrified in 1884

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Electric Trolley 1889

2018 Book for Business  

The Metro South Chamber's 2018 Book for Business is a Member Directory and guide to the Metro South region. It features area dining, lodging...

2018 Book for Business  

The Metro South Chamber's 2018 Book for Business is a Member Directory and guide to the Metro South region. It features area dining, lodging...

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