Tibbe Power Company - Washington, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 33.748 W 091° 00.871
15S E 672987 N 4270094
Quick Description: This power company building is now used for school books
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/12/2018 3:57:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMZP3E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:

County of building: Franklin County
Location of building: Front St., mid-block, between Cedar St. & Olive St., south side, Washington
Built: 1905
preservation Award: 1996

Plaque Text:

Built 1904
Washington Preservation, Inc.

The plaque says the award was presented in 1996, the web site for the Preservation organization says it was presented on 2009

"The Tibbe family not only produced a high quality tobacco pipe but also was instrumental in improving the quality of life in Washington, Missouri. In 1891 Anton A. Tibbe built the first electric light plant, which not only provided power to manufacture pipes, but also provided the town with power and light. In the same building he also began a telephone company." ~ Tibbe-Cuthbertson Family, Papers

TIBBE POWER BUILDING..........................426 West Front Street
Anton Tibbe brought electricity to Washington in 1893.This building, his third plant, was designed by famed St. Louis architect Theodore Link. Link’s most famous work is St. Louis’ Union Station.This structure dates to 1915."
~ Washington Historical Society, Self Guided Walking Tour

Historic Marker Text:

Tibbe Power Company
In December of 1915, and much fanfare, this power plant came online. Remarkable for that era, this building housed two 75-horsepower generators. Theodore Link of St. Louis Union Station fame was the architect.

Award Collection:
2008 - Washington Historic Preservation Commission


Number of award plaques:: 1

Type of awarded site: Industrial and engineering structures and sites

Sites web address: Not listed

Other type. Please explain: Not listed

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