Niagara Falls in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
World's First Hydroelectric Power Plant
Location. 43° 4.905′ N, 79° 4.262′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Goat Island Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Power Portal arch at the north edge of the Goat Island Parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14303, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nikola Tesla (within shouting distance of this marker); The Power of Niagara (within shouting distance of this marker); Goat Island (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Luna Island (about 500 feet away); Nik Wallenda & Niagara Goat Island Flora (approx. 0.3 miles away); Three Sisters Islands (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prospect Point Viewing Area (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
More about this marker. Goat Island is paid parking. There are separate vehicle and pedestrian bridges to the island.
Regarding World's First Hydroelectric Power Plant. There are other plaques on the Power Portal arch pictured on this panel.
Text of The Power Portal Plaque: The construction of larger and more efficient electric generating stations at Niagara made the original Adams Plant obsolete. It has been demolished. The main entrance to this first powerhouse with the legended Indian medallion by Frederick McMonnies in the fan arch above the doorway was taken down piece by piece and re-erected here. The cost of materials was met by subscription from interested corporations, individuals and associations. The site was made available by the Niagara Frontier State Park Commission. On a voluntary basis, the Builders' Association of Niagara Falls furnished equipment and administration. Perhaps
Text of Birth of Hydro Electric Power tablet: To the engineers, financiers, scientists, whose genius, courage and industry made possible here the birth of hydro electric power and created the first five thousand horse power water turbines directly connected to alternating current generators and inaugurated in America long distance transmission of power by electricity. Erected by The Niagara Falls Power Company MCMXXIV. This tablet replaces the original which was lost. 1966.
Text of Adams Hydro Electric Power Station plaque: Edward Dean Adams Hydro-Electric Power Station Number One. Inaugurated August 26, 1895 by The Niagara Falls Power Company.
The Tesla statue was a gift from Yugoslavia for America's Bicentennial.
Also see . . .
1. Adams Power Plant Transformer House - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Niagara Falls State Park. Goat Island is part of Niagara Falls State Park (Submitted on June 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Additional keywords. electric, electricity
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