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Schenectady in Schenectady County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

ca 1850

 
 
ca 1850 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, January 16, 2019
1. ca 1850 Marker
Inscription.  First Schenectady home of Dr. Charles Proteus Steinmetz
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
 
Location. 42° 48.943′ N, 73° 56.951′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is on Washington Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53 Washington Street, Schenectady NY 12305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Sanders House 1750 (within shouting distance of this marker); M-7 Day (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clench's Tavern (about 300 feet away); South Shore Road (about 300 feet away); Freemasonry (about 300 feet away); Southwest Corner of Stockade (about 300 feet away); Hotel Van Curler (about 400 feet away); Schenectady (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
 
Regarding ca 1850. Charles Steinmetz came to Schenectady in 1894 after the Yonkers N.Y. company he was working at was merged into General Electric. His work was seminal in the understanding and development of AC current
ca 1850 Marker Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, February 22, 2019
2. ca 1850 Marker Site
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and motors. He also developed an understanding for lightning.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles Steinmetz. (Submitted on February 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. The Wizard of Schenectady. (Submitted on February 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Washington Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, February 22, 2019
3. Washington Street
The western edge of the the Stockade District or original part of Schenectady. Taken from in front of marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on January 18, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2, 3. submitted on February 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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