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Oneida Street Station

T.M.E.R. & L. Co.

 

—(Now Wisconsin Electric Power Co.) —

 
Oneida Street Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 22, 2008
1. Oneida Street Station Marker
Inscription. In this station pulverized coal was first successfully burned continuously and at high efficiencies in furnaces of stationary steam boilers November 11-15, 1919. This radical departure from conventional firing methods of the period was vigorously opposed by some engineers during its early stages. It soon let with local, national and international acceptance, and has resulted in great benefits to mankind through reduced cost of electric power and conservation of fuel resources.
 
Erected 1956 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 57.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 2.444′ N, 87° 54.679′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on East Wells Street 0.1 miles west of North Water Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker located just east of the Wells Street Bridge over the Milwaukee River. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark (a few steps from this marker); Pabst Theater (about 300 feet away,
Oneida Street Station and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 3, 2010
2. Oneida Street Station and Marker
Marker is mounted at the corner of the building.
measured in a direct line); Nearly a Century of Planning (about 500 feet away); Architectural Gems on the Riverfront (about 500 feet away); Wisconsin Soldiers’ Home (about 500 feet away); Milwaukee's Bridge War (about 700 feet away); Milwaukee's Miraculous Mallard (about 700 feet away); Historic Milwaukee (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Regarding Oneida Street Station. T.M.E.R. & L. Co. stands for The Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company.

The subject building is now owned by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and houses the Milwaukee Rep's Powerhouse Theater, Stiemke Theater, and Stackner Cabaret.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. All relate to TMER&L (The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesNotable Buildings
 
National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, July 13, 2011
3. National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark

Oneida Street Power Plant<
This facility formerly known as the Oneida Street Power Plant, served from 1918 - 1920 as the pilot plant in the United States for the development and use of finely-pulverized - coal firing in the boilers of steam-electric power plants. The results of the Oneida experiences were new and improved elements of boiler design and lower costs of power generation.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers - 1980
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on January 29, 2015, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on July 14, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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