Travis Street Substation
Gulf States Utilities Company
Edison Museum is located in the historic Travis Street Substation
downtown Beaumont, Texas, next to the Edison Plaza Office Building.
Travis Street came on line in 1929.
Below, we share a short article that appeared in "Plain Talks" in 1929.
Plain Talks was the newsletter of Gulf States Utilities Company.
TRAVIS STREET STATION EMBODIES NEWEST DESIGN
Beaumont’s Model Substation Complete
Something to crow over and brag about in the opinion of Harry Sharpless,
superintendent of production is the New Travis Street substation just
completed in Beaumont. To the layman looking for something gigantic and
magnificent in architecture it will seem disappointing, but to the
engineer interested in design and efficiency in substation
constructions, it is one the prettiest jobs ever done.