Ready Kilowatt and water heaters, ca. 1934


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History of Freeland, Pa.
Electricity and energy services listed in directories and on maps 1895-1940

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New electricity engine, 1894 Freeland Electric Light, Heat & Power Co., 1895 map detail Freeland electrical station, ca. 1920s?










The Freeland Tribune article at left reported delivery of a new electical engine in December 1894. The 1895 Sanborn Fire Insurance map detail shows the power company and water company on Birkbeck street. The photo was described as showing an electrical station in Freeland, ca. 1920s.


Ready Kilowatt ad for electric refrigerators View of PP&L, looking up Walnut Street, 1966 PP&L planning new Freeland plant, 1966 PP&L postcard










The Ready Kilowatt ads, dated ca. 1934, came from Charlie Stumpf. The view up Walnut Street looking toward PP&L and the PP&L postcard both come from Ed Merrick, and the 1966 article about the plans for a new PP&L plant in Freeland comes courtesy of the Standard Speaker.



Electricity and energy services listed in directories and on maps 1873-1940

1895 South Heberton city directory
In individual listings:
Electric Light, Heat and Power Co., Raymond D. Meyer, supt., Birkbeck St. near Walnut St., w

1895 Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. map
Freeland Electric Light, Heat & Power Co.

1897 city directory
In business listings:
Freeland Light, Heat and Power Co. - Birkbeck near Front; R. E. Meyer supt.

1897 city directory
In individual listings:
Freeland Light, Heat and Power Co., Birkbeck near Front, w
Meyer, R. E., Freeland Light, Heat and Power Co., E Front, h

1900 Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. map
Freeland Electric Heat & Power Co.

1905 Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. map
Freeland Electric Heat & Power Co.

1912 Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. map
Harwood Elec., Heat & Power Co.

1912 telephone directory
In general listings:
Freeland Elec Light, Heat & Power Co Birkbeck

1917 telephone directory
In general listings:
Hardwood Electric Co., Sub-Station - Centre [Harwood CT]

1921-1922 city directory
In business listings:
Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. Centre cor Walnut

1923 Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. map
Pennsylvania Power & Light Co., Office and Sub-station

1928-1929 city directory
In business listings:
Pennsylvania Power & Light Co., 736 Centre

1929 Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. map
Pennsylvania Power & Light Co., Office and Sub-station

1940 city directory
In business listings:
Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. - 736 Centre

And, from the 1940 Federal Census, thanks to Ed Merrick:

Paul Tucker - 947 Burton St., clerk, PP&L (age 43 in 1940 Census)

Clifford Zierdt - 126 Ridge St., Foster Township, district manager, PP&L office (age 36 in 1940 Census)



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