Lake Placid in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Henry J. Kaiser
Henry J. Kaiser
The famous industrialist and philanthropist
who operated a studio and photo shop on this
site from 1901 to 1905
Brownell and Kaiser
"Meet The Man with a Smile"
He returned in June 1949 with Guy Lombardo
and two speed boats to be tested in speed
trials on Lake Placid.
Dedicated During the Oct. 6, 1971
Lake Placid Sports Council
Erected 1971 by Lake Placid Sports Council.
Location. 44° 17.418′ N, 73° 59.099′ W. Marker is in Lake Placid, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on Main Street/Mirror Lake Drive (New York State Route 86), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2439 Main Street, Lake Placid NY 12946, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kate Smith Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sonja Henie Ice Fountain (approx. 0.4 miles away); The XIII Winter Olympic Games (approx. 2.1 miles away); Here Lies Buried John Brown New York World War Veterans Memorial Highway (approx. 6.6 miles away); Wilderness Lady (approx. 7.4 miles away).
Regarding Henry J. Kaiser. Henry John Kaiser was born on May 9, 1882 in Sprout Brook, Montgomery County, New York and died August 24, 1967 at the age of 85 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
At age 18, he was working as a traveling salesman for a photo supply company including sales calls in Lake Placid, New York. He liked Lake Placid so much that, when he was 20, he approached a Lake Placid photographer and offered to work for him for free. The catch was that, if Kaiser could double the man’s business, they would share the profits 50-50. Within a year, Kaiser had tripled the business, and the photographer ended up selling it to him. Kaiser went on to become a legendary industrialist and social advocate. He established the Kaiser Shipyard which built Liberty ships during World War II, formed Kaiser Aluminum and Kaiser Steel, and organized Kaiser Permanente health care for his workers and their families. With his acquired wealth, he initiated the Kaiser Family Foundation, a charitable organization.
In June of 1949 The Ticonderoga Sentinel was reporting from North Elba, "For the second successive week end, Henry
Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – November 5, 1977) was a Canadian-American bandleader and violinist who became famous as band leader of the Royal Canadians. The Royal Canadians were noted for playing the traditional song Auld Lang Syne as part of the celebrations. Their recording of the song still plays as the first song of the new year in New York's Times Square. Lombardo was also an important figure in hydroplane speedboat racing, winning the Gold Cup in 1946 in his record-breaking speedboat, Tempo VI, designed and built by the legendary John L. Hacker.
Henry Kaiser, who had built hundreds of ships during World War II, was supposedly paying for a new boat capable of great speeds for Lombardo to use to set the new world record. The boat was to be built by Ventnor Boat Works in Atlantic City, New Jersey, which also built Lombardo’s Tempo VI. Kaiser, who had a summer home in Lake Placid, said that he wanted the record to be broken there. Lombardo tested ALUMINUM FIRST at Lake Placid, New York, in June of 1949, but the tests were obviously
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 990 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.