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Rotterdam in Schenectady County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Westinghouse

An American Leader

 

Veteran - Inventor - Businessman

 
George Westinghouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 17, 2019
1. George Westinghouse Marker
Inscription.  

Born October 6, 1846 Central Bridge, New York
Died March 12, 1914 Buried in Arlington National Cemetery
Educated in Schenectady Attended Union College
Civil War Veteran of the Union Army and Navy 1863,1865
Founded Westinghouse Corp. in 1886 plus many other businesses
Created 361 US Patented Inventions

 
Location. 42° 47.966′ N, 73° 57.645′ W. Marker is in Rotterdam, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Westinghouse Place, in the median on Broadway. Marker is in triangular park in the median formed by the juncture of Broadway and Guilderland Avenues. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 10th Ward War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Early Smithy (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Electric Building 32 (approx. one mile away); Edison and Steinmetz (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hotel Van Curler
Reverse Side of George Westinghouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 17, 2019
2. Reverse Side of George Westinghouse Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); South Shore Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); M-7 Day (approx. 1.2 miles away); Southwest Corner of Stockade (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Regarding George Westinghouse. Westinghouse only attended Union College for one semester before the college president advised him to just get going. Westinghouse would lament his lack of formal education later in life. Westinghouse is best known for his invention of the air brake for trains, and his competition with Edison in currents: DC vs AC. Westinghouse won.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Westinghouse. (Submitted on May 19, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. Westinghouse Nuclear. (Submitted on May 19, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
3. Who Made America (PBS). (Submitted on May 19, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
4. George Westinghouse (ASME). This short biography from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers is very good and points out what was special about George Westinghouse. (Submitted on May 19, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
George Westinghouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 17, 2019
3. George Westinghouse Marker
George Westinghouse image. Click for full size.
Joseph G. Gessford (courtesy of the Library of Congress), circa 1907
4. George Westinghouse
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 96 times since then. Last updated on May 21, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on May 18, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   4. submitted on May 20, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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