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Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark

Oneida Street Power Plant

 
 
National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, April 2016
1. National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1980 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
 
Location. 43° 2.449′ N, 87° 54.67′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on E Wells St, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is attached to the building which is now home to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 E Wells St, Milwaukee WI 53202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oneida Street Station (a few steps from this marker); Pabst Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Nearly a Century of Planning (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Architectural Gems on the Riverfront (about 500 feet away); Wisconsin Soldiers’ Home
Oneida Street Station Power Plant Building image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, April 2016
2. Oneida Street Station Power Plant Building
(about 600 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.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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