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Saxonburg in Butler County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

KDKA “Dog House”

1937-1940

 
 
KDKA "Dog House" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
1. KDKA "Dog House" Marker
Inscription. This little building housed a "Spider Coil" at the base of the KDKA 718 foot broadcasting tower at Saxonburg. It provided a smooth path for the 50,000 watt signal to the world.
 
Erected 2003 by Donated by Pamela A Walters, Esquire.
 
Location. 40° 45.151′ N, 79° 48.567′ W. Marker is in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, in Butler County. Marker can be reached from North Rebecca Street 0.2 miles south of East Water Street. Click for map. Located in Roebling Park next to the Saxonburg Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Saxonburg PA 16056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John and Carl Roebling House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Roeblings (approx. half a mile away); William A. Smith (approx. 1.6 miles away); Influenza Epidemic Victims (approx. 6.7 miles away); Reverend Richard C. Christy (approx. 7.1 miles away); General Richard Butler (approx. 8.6 miles away); Butler County (approx. 8.6 miles away); Invention Of The Jeep (approx. 8.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Saxonburg.
 
Categories. Communications
 
KDKA "Dog House" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
2. KDKA "Dog House" Marker
KDKA "Dog House" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
3. KDKA "Dog House" Marker
Located to the right of the Saxonburg Museum
Roebling Park sign image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
4. Roebling Park sign
Brooklyn Bridge model image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
5. Brooklyn Bridge model
Located in Roebling Park
Brooklyn Bridge plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
6. Brooklyn Bridge plaque
The Brooklyn Bridge
Designed and Built by Saxonburg Founder
John A. Roebling
This replica donated to the community by
"The Saxony Shrine Club"
2001 A.D.

Reldon W. Cooper - President Ralph B. Henderson - Project Director
Roebling Park plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
7. Roebling Park plaque
Roebling Park is the original site of the manufacture of wire rope (cable) by John A. Roebling. The property was donated to the Borough of Saxonburg in 1968 by Carl W. Wentzel and Lydia Wentzel Haseltine, whose great-grandparents purchased the property from John A. Roebling in 1882.
Roebling Park plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
8. Roebling Park plaque
Mounted to the (original) workshop.
Roebling Park National Historic Landmark plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
9. Roebling Park National Historic Landmark plaque
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the interior
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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