Yay! as a historian this one gets printed out, lol. For those who are not aware what he is referring to, the gas house was the structure that held the supply of gas running all the street lamps and indoor lighting. by 1933 most cities were entirely electrified, and the rural electrification program was just ramping up to hook up the rest of the country. Farmers both praised and cursed the single lightbulb that let them extend their work days by hours, safely. No more kerosene lamps accidentally tipping over in the hay, destroying everything.