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

Aviation First

Aviation First Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen Hamacher
1. Aviation First Marker
Aviation First
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
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
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); Kelby House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Exempt Firehouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Seaman Ave School (approx. 1˝ miles away).
Regarding Aviation First. Plaza Elementary School has a detailed scale model of the airplane. You'll have to ask permission at the front office to view it.
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
Aviation First Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen Hamacher
2. Aviation First Marker
Plaza Elementary School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen Hamacher
3. Plaza Elementary School
“Where Learning Takes Off”
<i>Historical Aviation Marker Erected</i> image. Click for full size.
Long Island Daily Press Photgraph Morgue Collection (Photo courtesy of Queens Library), October 29, 1976
4. Historical Aviation Marker Erected
"Louis Deghi, president of the Baldwin Civic Association, admires a newly-installed historical marker celebrating the achievement of Albert and Arthur Heinrich, who constructed and flew the first all-American monoplane on the site, in 1910. Mrs. Arthur Heinrich stands at far left."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2019. This page has been viewed 523 times since then and 115 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.

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