Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark
Oneida Street Power Plant
Erected 1980 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine.
Location. 43° 2.449′ N, 87° 54.67′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on E Wells St, on the right when traveling west. The marker is attached to the building which is now home to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 E Wells St, Milwaukee WI 53202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oneida Street Station (a few steps from this marker); Pabst Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Nearly a Century of Planning (about Architectural Gems on the Riverfront (about 500 feet away); A German Heritage (about 500 feet away); An Outdoor Gallery (about 500 feet away); Wisconsin Soldiers’ Home (about 600 feet away); Red Lights on the River (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
Also see . . . ASME Landmark Brochure: Oneida Street Power Plant. This link should bring up a PDF file that provides information regarding the significance of the Oneida (East Wells) Street Power Plant--where extremely important tests were conducted that ultimately demonstrated the ability to burn pulverized coal successfully for power generation. This led to improvements in efficiency and allowed much larger boilers to be used--both of which improved the economics of power production. (Submitted on July 21, 2019, by Thomas Fehring of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.