Travis Street Substation

Gulf States Utilities Company

The 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.

Beaumont’s Model Substation Complete
Plain Talks
December 1929

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.