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Springfield Gas Light Company

City: Springfield

County: Sangamon

State: Illinois

The Illinois General Assembly approved the incorporation of the Springfield Gas Light Company on February 27, 1854. Its original board members included John T. Stuart, Stephen T. Logan, Ninian W. Edwards, Benjamin S. Edwards, and William J. Black, among others. Its headquarters were located on the west side of Springfield, Illinois. Alfred Odiorne served as superintendent of the company in 1854.

“An Act to Incorporate the Springfield Gas Light Company,” 27 February 1854, Laws of Illinois (1854), 189; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 25 November 1854, 3:2; 27 June 1854, 3:1.