Baltimore, Maryland: Oldest Streetlight in America

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Address:
1 Holliday St., Baltimore, MD
Directions:
Downtown, on the northwest corner of Holliday and E. Baltimore Sts. It has a green pole, and is kept perpetually lit.
Hours:
Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Oldest Streetlight in America

The celebrated streetlight is lionized with its own plaque and accompanying informational signs. First lit in 1817 with natural gas. Current streetlight, installed in 1991, is an exact replica of the original.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/17/2022]

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First Gas Street Lamp in America.

Oldest Streetlight in America

This is the site of the first gas fueled street lamp in America. First fired up in 1817 and rededicated in 2017 with a newly fabricated replica of the original.

[Mike Gassmann, 10/17/2022]

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