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

Thomas Edison Arrived at Schenectady

 
 
Thomas Edison Arrived at Schenectady Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 23, 2006
1. Thomas Edison Arrived at Schenectady Marker
The "At This Site" phrase refers to the location of one of the previous train stations in Schenectady. There have been a series of different Train Stations in Schenectady over the years.
Inscription. At this site Thomas Edison arrived at Schenectady Aug. 20, 1886 to found his Machine Works which in 1892 became the General Electric Company.
 
Erected by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 48.836′ N, 73° 56.6′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is on State Street (New York State Route 5), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is beside the side walk at the end of the Schenectady Amtrak station parking lot and between the nearby business and the railroad bridge over the street. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Gate of Stockade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Site of the African Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); West College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stockade Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Site of Schenectady (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ellis Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schenectady (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
 
More about this marker. The set screw which holds this sign in place is loose
Edison @ Schenectady image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 18, 2007
2. Edison @ Schenectady
Here the Marker is seen from the Amtrak station parking lot with State Street in the background
so that the marker as able to rotate on its post. Therefore it may be facing a different direction depending on whether or not a passing pedestrian gives the sign a shove.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Edison and GE. (Submitted on December 22, 2007.)
 
Additional keywords. Schenectady Station Thomas Edison General Electric NYCRR N.Y.C.R.R. New York Central Railroad
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
State Street in Schenectady image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 6, 2005
3. State Street in Schenectady
The view is to the east. The marker is on the left, directly behind the green lamp post.
Schenectady Passenger Station image. Click for full size.
4. Schenectady Passenger Station
This was the third Schenectady passenger station, and was in place from 1883 until 1906, and in use when Edison arrived in Schenectady in 1886.
New York Central Railroad Schenectady Passenger Station image. Click for full size.
5. New York Central Railroad Schenectady Passenger Station
Another old postcard of the passenger rail station in Schenectady, this view showing the platform.
Thomas A. Edison (1847–1931) image. Click for full size.
6. Thomas A. Edison (1847–1931)
Thomson-Houston merged with the Edison General Electric Company to form the General Electric Company in 1892.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 2,934 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4, 5, 6. submitted on December 28, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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