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Nikola Tesla Monument at Goat Island

Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY

By Frano Krsinic, Croatia
Gift of Yugoslavia to the United States, 1976

Tesla invented alternating current and was instrumental in construction of the first hydro-electric plant in Niagara Falls in 1895.

2005 photo   ...   Nilola Tesla statue located in front of the original arch entrance to the 1895 Adams Station    ...   The 1895 Adams Station arch was erected here in 1967  ...   The 1976 statue, a  bicentennial gift to the United States from the people of Yugoslavia, was added in that year  ....  The statue depicts Tesla reading his notes, and is identical to another monument at the University of Belgrade.  

2005 photo   ...  Arch entrance plaque text:

This is the original arch entrance to the Adams Station, the world's first hydroelectric plant.

Electric Power, its generation by water turbines, its transmission in commercial quantities to remote distances, the design and building of the first large electrical equipment -  all started with the completion of the Adams Station in 1895 at Niagara Falls. 

Its entrance was re-erected on this site in 1966 to commemorate the tremendous impact which the generation of electric power at the Adams Station gave to civilization throughout the world. 

/ This arch dedicated 1967 by Nelson A. Rockefeller, Governor

Crews begin process of transferring Nikola Tesla monument to new location on Goat Island   ...   Photo source: Niagara Gazette, May 7, 2016

November 2, 2020 photos

Monument overlooks Niagara Falls

The Tesla statue was moved to this location in 2016

The shiny surface of the blueprints Tesla is studying suggests that tourists sit on them for photo-ops

Photos and their arrangement 2020 Chuck LaChiusa
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