Montgomery Street Station

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59-69 Montgomery Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
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Montgomery Street Station, one of the world’s earliest central electric stations, began service here in 1884.  Built by Thomas A. Edison.


Central Hudson – 1984

What was there

The Montgomery Street electric station.

What is there now

The original Montgomery Street Station still stands at this site and is still in use by Central Hudson Gas and Electric.

More information

  • On April 1, 1884, one of the country’s first central electric generating stations opened in Newburgh. Thomas Alva Edison personally supervised the construction of the facility which was designed to produce power for incandescent lighting.This is one of the earliest power plants and is still in use by Central Hudson Gas & Electric.

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Posted: February 29, 2012


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