In 1930, radio pioneer, Edwin Armstrong, purchased the building and gave it to the RCA Radio Central Transmitting Station in Rocky Point as an historical artifact. Upon closing of Radio Central, ownership was officially given to the Rocky Point School District in May of 1969.
The building is maintained and restored by members of the Rocky Point Historical
Society. Restoration was also completed by the Vincent Landi Sons of Italy Lodge. The
building is used twice a year by members of the Radio Central Amateur Radio Club in
April to celebrate Marconis birthday, and in October to celebrate the official opening of
Radio Central at Rocky Point.
Erected by Rocky Point Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Near This Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Josiah Woodhull House (approx. 3.9 miles away); Longwood Estate (approx. 5.3 miles away); Harness Track (approx. 5.3 miles away); Bicycle Path (approx. 5.4 miles away); Wading River Radio Station (approx. 5˝ miles away); Camp Upton (approx. 5.7 miles away); George Washington (approx. 5.9 miles away).
More about this marker. The Marconi shack and marker are located on the grounds of the Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School, right by the entrance. This marker replaces an earlier, less detailed marker that the Rocky Point Historical Society installed on the side of the building in 2006. It is unclear when exactly the current version was installed.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. marker for the original shack location
Also see . . . Marconi Building (Rocky Point Historical Society). (Submitted on May 27, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.