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Westinghouse Electric Corporation

 
 
Westinghouse Electric Corporation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2011
1. Westinghouse Electric Corporation Marker
Inscription. Pioneer in development of alternating current, permitting transmission of electricity over long distances. Founded 1886 by George Westinghouse, it first made AC motors, generators, transformers in a plant at Garrison Place and Penn Avenue.
 
Erected 1986 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.361′ N, 80° 0.373′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Boulevard of the Allies and Stanwix Street. Touch for map. Located in outdoor plaza between Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Building and First Niagara Building. Take walkway over Boulevard of the Allies from Gateway Center towards the United Steelworkers Building, marker is on right at top of steps facing First Niagara Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Site in Journalism (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mansion House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Holy Mass at Fort Duquesne (about 500 feet away); John Scull
Westinghouse Electric Corporation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2011
2. Westinghouse Electric Corporation Marker
(about 700 feet away); Martin R. Delany (approx. 0.2 miles away); The King's Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burke's Landmark (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Westinghouse. (Submitted on June 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. George Westinghouse at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on June 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Westinghouse Electric Corporation - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
George Westinghouse image. Click for full size.
By Joseph G. Gessford, circa 1914
3. George Westinghouse
Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-93492]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on June 24, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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