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The Niagara Falls Power Company

 
 
The Niagara Falls Power Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 20, 2020
1. The Niagara Falls Power Company Marker
Inscription.  
The Niagara Falls Power Company, Schoellkopf Power Generating Station 3A, located to the north of this site, constructed 1905-1914, razed 1956. Thirteen horizontal shaft generators producing 130,000 horsepower

The Niagara Falls Power Company, Schoellkopf Power Generating Stations 3B-C, located directly below and to the south of this site, constructed Station 3B 1918-1920, Station 3C 1921-1924. Destroyed by a rock slide June 7, 1956. Six vertical shaft generators producing 322,500 horsepower.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 43° 5.557′ N, 79° 3.759′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Discovery Way ¼ mile north of Main Street (New York State Route 104), on the left when traveling north. 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 Birth of Hydro Electric Power (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Schoellkopf Power Station No.3 (within shouting distance of this marker); Niagara Gorge Industrial Heritage
The Niagara Falls Power Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 20, 2020
2. The Niagara Falls Power Company Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Niagara Gorge Important Bird Area (approx. ¼ mile away); Bridges of Niagara (approx. ¼ mile away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Boundary Waters Treaty (approx. 0.3 miles away in Canada); Niagara Falls Medal of Honor Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Marker and Elevator Structure image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 20, 2020
3. Marker and Elevator Structure
The two plaques of this marker are facing each other on the half-height walls that shoulder two sides of the entrance walkway to this structure. The structure houses an elevator that descends into the gorge where there is marker of 17 panels, the Maid of the Mist docks, and a trailhead. The stone in the foreground has a 1924 commemorative plaque angled towards the structure. The Rainbow Bridge to Canada is in the background to the left.
Elevator Structure image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 20, 2020
4. Elevator Structure
Approaching by foot. The Niagara Gorge Discovery Center is in the background.
Historical Image - Elevator Structure image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 20, 2020
5. Historical Image - Elevator Structure
This wide historical image with descriptors is inside the elevator structure.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 21, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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