Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

It Happened Today in New York City

04-17 Gas LightOn April 17, 1866, nearly two decades before gas companies began to consolidate in the city, the New York Mutual Gas Light Company was founded. One of many competing providers of gaslight in an ever growing market in the city, Mutual Gas Light eventually fell with its competitors under the umbrella of the provider that came to be known in 1932 as the Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

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