This President’s Day, as we honor the first President of the United States, we’d also like to take a moment to celebrate the recent anniversary of the first gas street lamp in America. On February 7, 1817, the first public gas street lamp was lit in Baltimore, Maryland. A replica of the original light was erected in 1997 at the corner of North Holliday Street and East Baltimore Street, where it still stands as a tribute to the enchanted history of gas lighting. A short spotlight and photos of the monument can be found on the Monument City Blog here. Cheers to 198 years of American gas lighting!