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Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Nikola Tesla

Inventor

 

—1856-1943 —

 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 21, 2010
1. Nikola Tesla Marker
Inscription. The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Niagara Falls, in partnership with the Niagara Parks Commission, have erected this monument to Nikola Tesla. Physicist, inventor, electrical engineer. Tesla developed the world's first hydroelectric system used here at Niagara Falls.
 
Erected 2006 by St. George Serbian Orthodox Church and the Niagara Parks Commission.
 
Location. 43° 4.911′ N, 79° 4.697′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara Parkway 0.2 kilometers south of Murray Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is mounted on a low rock a few steps from the statue of Tesla. The marker site is in Queen Victoria Park, about a 2 minute walk north of the main visitor complex on the Canadian side of the Falls. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls, Ontario ON L2G, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Table Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Hennepin 1626 - c. 1705 (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Table Rock House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); José María Heredia
Nikola Tesla image. Click for full size.
By Bain News Service
2. Nikola Tesla
An undated portrait of Tesla, from the George Grantham Bain Collection Library of Congress [LC-B2- 1026-9].
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Nik Wallenda & Niagara (approx. half a kilometer away in the U.S.); Goat Island (approx. 0.6 kilometers away in the U.S.). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nikola Tesla Monument within Queen Victoria Park.... The Tesla Society of New York's page for the Tesla monument at Niagara Falls. Includes numerous photos of the monument's dedication ceremony. At nearly the very bottom of the page is a photograph of an historical marker commemorating the initial operations of Thomas Edison's electical power plant in New York in 1882, which would seemingly belie both claims that the Tesla-engineered power plant at Niagara was the "first hydroelectic power plant" (Tesla Society) or the "world's first hydroelectic power system" (Tesla marker). (Submitted on February 5, 2011.) 

2. PBS: Tesla - Master of Lightning - Harnessing Niagara. PBS' background material on Tesla's work on the power plant at Niagara:...the first power reached Buffalo at midnight, November 16, 1896....The first one thousand horsepower of electricity
Closeup of Nikola Tesla statue image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 21, 2010
3. Closeup of Nikola Tesla statue
surging to Buffalo was claimed by the street railway company, but already the local power company had orders from residents for five thousand more. Within a few years the number of generators at Niagara Falls reached the planned ten, and power lines were electrifying New York City....
(Submitted on February 5, 2011.) 

3. Nikola Tesla - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 10, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine
 
Nikola Tesla - Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 21, 2010
4. Nikola Tesla - Statue and Marker
Unveiled on July 9, 2006, this bronze statue by Les Drysdale depicts Tesla atop an AC motor, in commemoration of Tesla's engineering achievements at Niagara Falls.
Nikola Tesla Monument overlooks Niagara Falls. image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, October 7, 2012
5. Nikola Tesla Monument overlooks Niagara Falls.
 
 
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