Baldwin in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The first all-American
monoplane was built and
flown on this site by
Albert and Arthur Heinrich
aged 21 and 23 in 1910.
Baldwin Civic Assn. 1976
Erected 1976 by Baldwin Civic Association.
Location. 40° 39.758′ N, 73° 37.004′ W. Marker is in Baldwin, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is at the intersection of Seaman Ave. and Rockville Drive, on the right when traveling west on Seaman Ave.. located in front of Plaza Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Seaman Ave, Baldwin NY 11510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Church Baldwin United Methodist (approx. 0.9 miles away); Parrot Rifle (approx. 1.2 miles away); Miracle House 1906 (approx. 1.3 miles away); 60 Acre Golf Club (approx. 1.3 miles away); Water and Power (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kelby House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Exempt Firehouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Seaman Ave School (approx. 1½ miles away).
Regarding Aviation First.
A photo of the plane and pilot is on display at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, in the section regarding early Long Island aviation.
The author of this post was a student at the school, was present for the dedication of the marker and met the wife of one of the pilots.
The site of the school (circa 1937) was a dairy farm in 1910, thus well suited for use as an airfield.
Also see . . .
1. Albert S. Heinrich on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 11, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Arthur Heinrich - Academy of Model Aeronautics. (Submitted on October 11, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Additional keywords. Plaza School Bleriot Cradle of Aviation Museum
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2019. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2019, by Stephen Hamacher of Rockville Centre, New York. 4. submitted on October 11, 2019. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.