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Old Chester, PA:
Philadelphia Electric Company
Chester Generating Station, Front &
Photo above courtesy of John Harrison, RTRDLD@aol.com
Photo above courtesy of TinaMarie Little
Philadelphia Electric Company, E5th St.
Photo © April 27, 2002 John A. Bullock III.
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On October 11, 2000 plans were announced to develop Rivertown on this property.
|Other Employees||John Harrison (retired)
|Company History:||Opened in 1918, the Chester
facility was Philadelphia Electric Company's first expansion outside of the city.
The Chester Generating Plant (picture above) was actually built by Delaware County
Electric Co. before merging with Philadelphia Electric. The coal and oil burning plant
closed around 1980.
The Philadelphia Electric Company in Chester might be best remembered for its large electric sign that proclaimed to all, "What Chester Makes Makes Chester". That sign was atop the Crosby substation at 6th & Crosby Streets. That substation was torn down some time in the early 1980's.
The current Exelon Corporation was formed by the merger (announced on September 23, 1999) of PECO Energy and Unicom Corporation, the parent company of ComEd.
Thanks to John Harrison, RTRDLD@aol.com for adding to these historical notes.
Photo courtesy of TinaMarie Little
|Philadelphia Electric Company Turbine|
of interior photos by Jeffrey Totaro
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© 2001, 2002, 2006 John A. Bullock III.
This page last updated 04/07/06