Heritage District in Sunnyvale in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Constructed in 1906, Hendy Ironworks was an industrial pioneer in Sunnyvale. Originally producing equipment for mining gold and silver, the company supplied marine engines in both WW I and WW II. In continuous operation from 1906 to 1946, the company was purchased by Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1947. The water tower stored Sunnyvale's emergency water supply in the early 1900's.
Erected 1983 by Sunnyvale Heritage Preservation Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 37° 22.61′ N, 122° 1.448′ W. Marker is in Sunnyvale, California, in Santa Clara County. It is in the Heritage District. Marker is on East Hendy Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 East Hendy Avenue, Sunnyvale CA 94086, 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. Joshua Hendy Iron Works (here, next to this marker); Del Monte Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); F.E. Cornell’s Country Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hendy Stamp Mill / Hendy's "California" Stamp Mill Home of Martin Murphy, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 0.4 miles away); City Hall Bell & City Hall Cornerstone (approx. 1.4 miles away); Antique Entry Gate (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunnyvale.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to a cement monument directly in front of what is now the Joshua Hendy Iron Works Museum.
Also see . . . Joshua Hendy Iron Works. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 18, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.