Western Edison Light Company

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The Isolated Lighting Company, established in early 1881 was taken over by the Western Edison Light Company in 1882. It was chartered by several prominent Chicagoans to not only take over Isolated Lighting's role as Edison's agent in Chicago, but also to develop a central station electric system. Western Edison installed the first incandescent lighting in a Chicago home, that of stockholder John W. Doane, in 1882, and it was first lit on November 10 of that year.