From The History Museum Electricity Comes To Brevard
Last updated 10/4/2021 at 4:15pm
In the rainy spring of 1906, Brevard Light and Power built its first coal-fired, 50-horsepower steam plant near the railroad depot in town. An electric dynamo sent high voltage electricity to a transformer at the corner of Main and Broad streets. From there, the power fanned out to a row of arc lamp street-lights.
After weeks of construction, testing, runn-ing wires and installing streetlights, workers turned on the first electric lights during a damp evening in early March. The news-paper reported that,"The arc light at the corner of Main and Caldwell caused Joe Clayton's hens to desert t...