Town of Braintree, MA

Interior view of the Switch House at the Braintree Electric Lighting Department in Braintree, Massachusetts

Thomas A. Watson, the assistant to Alexander Graham Bell and founder of the Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) in the Town of Braintree, died in 1934. I was hired 77 years later to make his story come alive. He was a maverick, an innovator, and a conservationist. The Town of Braintree acquired the vacant BELD …

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