The Winona Daily News, 04 Sep 1954

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The Winona Daily News, 04 Sep 1954 - and Kenneth to Mc- a His Honor Pushes the Big...
and Kenneth to Mc- a His Honor Pushes the Big Switch In 1914 -- as a man who has been around 3rd street quite a while recalls it -- when Mayor Edwin S Muir put his hand the switch for the new lighting system, he said his act would it "bright as the noon-day sun." Last night his honor Loyde Pfeiffer said that this old lighting system served its purpose well many years, but "the last years about all it was good for was to hang decorations on jie Christmas holidays or lags during conventions." So he pushed another switch. He called the result "beautiful." olor - corrected mercury vapor ights blazed in nine downtown blocks -- one-third of the business area. Scientifically speaking, said City ouncil President William P. ?hcurer a few minutes later, treet is made more beautiful even times more light. The man who has been around rd street awhile, looking at the ghts 30 feet above the street L, said they made the unattractive pper stories of the buildings o see. Robert Selover, representing the .ssociation of Commerce, joined Hayor Pfeiffer in expecting early omplction of the entire- installation. installation. As the mayor put it, "Let's lope we can install nine more slocfcy next year and the remain- ng nine blocks the year following. following. "Then we really will have hing to brag about." The abutting owners and the city are splitting the cost of the ,0 aluminum standards and instalation: instalation: $32,544.05. For those businessmen who oined in this pioneering in.stalla ion the mayor asked a round applause from the crowd of several hundred at 3rd and Center streets.' They -got it. For the Winona Municipal directed last night by Roger licker. Chief KWNO Announcer uck Williams asked a round, And, meanwhile, around the corner,on-2nd'street--at 71 E. St.--the Winona County Historical Society is showing some of the :arly equipment that lighted iere. The display doesn't include he 1914 vintage type. They're making 2nd street as "bright noon-day sun." ·

Clipped from The Winona Daily News04 Sep 1954, SatPage 3

The Winona Daily News (Winona, Minnesota)04 Sep 1954, SatPage 3
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