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Wilkinsburg in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frank Conrad

(1874-1941)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, October 26, 2014
1. Frank Conrad Marker
Inscription.  At his garage workshop here in 1919-1920, Conrad made broadcasts over his amateur station 8XK, which introduced the concept of commercial radio and led to the start of KDKA. For 37 years a Westinghouse engineer, he held over 200 patents.
 
Erected 1990 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 26.749′ N, 79° 53.487′ W. Marker is in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Penn Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 8) and South Trenton Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Penn Avenue. Marker has been reinstalled one block east of its original location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kitchen Garden (approx. half a mile away); Greenhouse (approx. half a mile away); Playhouse
Frank Conrad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 26, 2014
2. Frank Conrad Marker
(approx. half a mile away); A Gift from Henry Clay Frick (approx. half a mile away); Clayton (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Clayton (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Frick Art Museum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Early Land Use (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  New York Times Obituary for Frank Conrad. (Submitted on October 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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3. Frank Conrad
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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