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Delaware County Electric Company, Chester Station, Delaware River at South end of Ward Street, Chester, Delaware County, PA

Delaware County Electric Company, Chester Station, Delaware River at South end of Ward Street, Chester, Delaware County, PA

 
 
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Summary

Significance: It is a monument to the production and marketing of electricity in early 20th-century America. Wartime demand for light and power led Philadelphia Electric to commission the plant for the company's Chester, Pennsylvania subsidiary in 1916. Conceived by architect John T. Windrim and engineer William C.L. Eglin, the design featured recent advances in generating technology and industrial construction...
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N453
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N484
Survey number: HAER PA-505
Building/structure dates: 1916- 1919 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1924 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1939-1941 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Windrim, John
Eglin, William C, L
Delaware County Electric Company
Philadelphia Electric Company
PECO Energy Company
Chester Construction & Contracting Company
Babcock & Wilcox Company
General Electric Company
United Gas Improvement Company
Westinghouse Electric Company
Keystone Construction Company
Cope, Joshua Morris
Turner Concrete Steel Company
Lavoie, Catherine C, project manager
Arzola, Robert R, project manager
Wunsch, Aaron V, project manager
Wunsch, Aaron V, historian
Sneddon, Matthew T, historian
Truman, Catherine, delineator
Baldioli, Andrea, delineator
Hernandez, Naomi, delineator
Lengyel, Michael J, delineator
Markovich, Matthew G, delineator
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
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Location

South Chester39.83714, -75.39106
Google Map of 39.8371366, -75.3910629
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