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History: Old Pics of LILCO

Written by Ls Cohen  |  19. March 2020

For those who remember, the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO), served the residents of Long Island with electrical power and natural gas from the year iot was formed in 1911 until it was taken over by the Long Island Power Authority in 1998.

 

With a generation behind us, the memory of some of the highest rates in the country, poor service especially after natural disasters (Hurricane Gloria), and the long, drawn-out failure of the Shoreham nuclear power plant might have been replaced for nostalgia for the “good old days.”

 

Maybe.

 

In any case, we present here some photos of the power utility from back in the day. For information on the photo sources, see: "Gottscho-Schleisner Collection"

 

Long Island Lighting Co. Trucks and men I

 

Photo: Photo: Public domain. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection [LC-G613-73645 (b&w film neg.)] For information, see: "Gottscho-Schleisner Collection"

 

Long Island Lighting Co., Long Beach, Long Island. Barrett station

 

Photo: Public domain. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection [LC-G613-73974 DLC (b&w film neg.)] For information, see: "Gottscho-Schleisner Collection"

 

Long Island Lighting Co. Committee room

 

Photo: Photo: Public domain. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection [LC-G613-73214-A DLC (b&w film neg.)] For information, see: "Gottscho-Schleisner Collection"

 

Long Island Lighting Co. Man and truck cab

 

Photo: Photo: Public domain. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection [LC-G613-73649 (b&w film neg.)] For information, see: "Gottscho-Schleisner Collection"

 

Long Island Lighting Co. Showroom I, Mineola

 

Photo: Photo: Public domain. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection [LC-G613-70173 (b&w film neg.)] For information, see: "Gottscho-Schleisner Collection"

 

Long Island Lighting Co. Control board I

 

Photo: Photo: Public domain. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection [LC-G613-71379 (b&w film neg.)] For information, see: "Gottscho-Schleisner Collection"

 

Long Island Lighting Co. Trucks and men III

 

Photo: Photo: Public domain. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection [LC-G613-73647 (b&w film neg.)] For information, see: "Gottscho-Schleisner Collection"

 

Long Island Lighting Co. Turbine II

 

Photo: Photo: Public domain. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection [LC-G613-71382 (b&w film neg.)] For information, see: "Gottscho-Schleisner Collection"

 

Long Island Lighting Co. To dials

 

Photo: Photo: Public domain. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection [LC-G613-73442 (b&w film neg.)] For information, see: "Gottscho-Schleisner Collection"

 

Long Island Light and Power Co., Mineola, Long Island, Oblique, to stacks

 

Photo: Photo: Public domain. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection [LC-G613-T-64134 (interpositive)] For information, see: "Gottscho-Schleisner Collection"

 

Long Island Light and Power Co., Mineola, Long Island. Billing department

 

Photo: Photo: Public domain. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection [LC-G613-T-64207 (interpositive)] For information, see: "Gottscho-Schleisner Collection"

 

Long Island Lighting Co., Levittown, Long Island. Appliance store

Photo: Public domain. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection [LC-G613-T-64242 DLC] For information, see: "Gottscho-Schleisner Collection"

 

Long Island Light and Power Co., Mineola, Long Island. Glove tester

 

Photo: Photo: Public domain. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection [LC-G613-T-64209 (interpositive)] For information, see: "Gottscho-Schleisner Collection"

 

Long Island Light and Power Co., Mineola, Long Island. Control central room

 

Photo: Photo: Public domain. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection [LC-G613-T-64210 (interpositive)] For information, see: "Gottscho-Schleisner Collection"

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