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Oneida Street Station - Milwaukee, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 02.444 W 087° 54.677
16T E 425771 N 4765741
Quick Description: This plant served from 1918 to 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. It is located at 108 E Wells St in Milwaukee, WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2007 1:49:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM234T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 27

Long Description:
Because of this marker's location between two buildings, it was difficult to get accurate coordinates. The marker is located on the building at 110 East Wells St.

Text on the marker reads:
"Oneida Street Station
T. M. E. R. & L. Co
(Now Wisconsin Electric Power Co.)

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 met 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.
Street address:
108 E Wells St
Milwaukee, WI USA

County / Borough / Parish: Milwaukee

Year listed: 1984

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event: Architect: Esser,Herman V., Mix,Edward T. Style: Classical Revival

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Education, Industry/Processing/Extraction: Energy Facility, Research Facility

Current function: Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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