Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
About This Monument
Speaking about this monument, Canadian sculptor Les Drysdale says:
“Tesla is as he would have appeared in 1896, age 39, about the time his inventions were being used to create hydroelectric power at Niagara Falls. As the story goes, the idea for the AC motor was drawn on the ground during a walk with a friend. Tesla is drawing three sine waves that are out of sync by 120 degrees (his revolutionary idea that created AC electricity). The waves he is drawing flow out and into the real foundation beneath him, the AC motor. The idea became the foundation of every motor and gererator to this day.”
Leslie Drysdale – Artist
Erected 2006 by St. George Serbian Orthodox Church - Niagara, Serbian National Shield Society of Canada, and the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
Location. 43° 4.9′ N, 79° 4.683′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara Parkway 0.3 kilometers south of Murray Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is part of the Nikola Tesla Monument, located within Queen Victoria Park, just west of Niagara Falls and the old Niagara Falls hydroelectric generating plant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6342 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G, Canada.
Other nearby markers. Table Rock (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Nikola Tesla (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Nikola Tesla (within shouting distance of this marker); Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); Louis Hennepin 1626 - c. 1705 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Table Rock House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); José María Heredia (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Niagara Parks Commission / Commission Des Parcs Du Niagara (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Nikola Tesla Monument
Also see . . . Niagara Tesla Monument.
In Queen Victoria Park there resides a figure of one of the greatest scientific minds, watching over the waters which were so important to one of his greatest achievements. While electrical achievements are more often attributed to Ben Franklin and Thomas Edison, Tesla was the man behind alternating current, which allowed electricity to actually become a practical tool of humanity. (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.