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Sunnyvale in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Hendy Ironworks

Heritage Landmark

 
 
Hendy Ironworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
1. Hendy Ironworks Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Location. 37° 22.61′ N, 122° 1.448′ W. Marker is in Sunnyvale, California, in Santa Clara County. 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
Former Hendy Ironworks and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
2. Former Hendy Ironworks and Markers
The subject marker, as well as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark marker, are visible here mounted to a cement monument in front of the museum.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); 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 . . .
1. Local Landmarks (City of Sunnyvale). "Constructed in 1906, Hendy Iron Works was an industrial pioneer in Sunnyvale. Originally producing equipment for mining gold and silver, the Company supplied Marine Engines in both World War I and World War II. In continuous operation from 1906 to 1946, the company was purchased by Westinghouse Electric in 1947. The water tower stored Sunnyvale's emergency water supply in the early 1900's." (Submitted on August 18, 2020.) 

2. Joshua Hendy Iron Works (Wikipedia). (Submitted on August 18, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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