Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Great Falls Raceway and Power System
National Historic Civil and Mechanical Engineering Landmark
The Great Falls raceway at Paterson is the basis of the oldest American community integrating water power, industrial development and urban planning. It is a landmark of American civil and mechanical engineering heritage.
Dedicated May 20, 1977
The American Society of Civil Engineers
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Erected 1977 by The American Society of Civil Engineers
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 20, 1977.
Location. 40° 54.849′ N, 74° 10.792′ W. Marker is in Paterson, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker can be reached from Spruce St.. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Spruce St, Paterson NJ 07501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ivanhoe Wheelhouse (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Ivanhoe Wheelhouse (here, next to this marker); Rogers Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Falls of the Passaic/S.U.M. Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain Eric M. Graupe (about 400 feet away); Passaic Falls (about 400 feet away); Overlook Park (about 400 feet away); Great Falls of Paterson on the Passaic (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paterson.
Also see . . . The Dedication Program for the Great Falls Raceway and Power System. A .pdf copy of the May 20, 1977 dedication program, hosted on the American Society for Mechanical Engineers web site. (Submitted on May 13, 2013, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2013, by Doran Howitt of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2013, by Doran Howitt of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.