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

The Power Portal

 
 
The Power Portal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2019
1. The Power Portal Marker
Inscription.  
The construction of larger and more efficient electric generating stations at Niagara made the original Adams Plant obsolete. It has been demolished. The main entrance to this first powerhouse with the legended Indian Medallion by Frederick McMonnies in the fan arch above the doorway was taken down piece by piece and re-erected here. The cost of materials was met by subscription from interested corporations. The site was made available by the Niagara Frontier State Park Commission. On a voluntary basis, the Builders’ Association of Niagara Falls furnished equipment and administration. Perhaps the greatest contribution was from the individual members of the Niagara Falls Building Trades Council who donated their time and skill on their days off to make the re-erection of this memorial possible.
 
Location. 43° 4.904′ N, 79° 4.263′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Goat Island Road. Marker is located in Niagara Falls State Park, on Goat Island. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
The Power Portal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2019
2. The Power Portal Marker
World's First Hydroelectric Power Plant (here, next to this marker); The Power of Niagara (within shouting distance of this marker); Cave of the Winds Elevator (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Niagara River Corridor Important Bird Area (about 400 feet away); Cave of the Winds and Bridal Veil Falls (about 400 feet away); The Cave of the Winds (about 400 feet away); Goat Island (about 400 feet away); Nikola Tesla (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
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Memorial Arch on Goat Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2019
3. Memorial Arch on Goat Island
Contributors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2019
4. Contributors Marker
This marker is located on the right side of the arch.
West View of Memorial Arch image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2019
5. West View of Memorial Arch
The legended Indian Medallion by Frederick McMonnies, mentioned on the marker, can be seen here above the doorway.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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