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Claytile Drain
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalEra: 1830-1839DateCreated: 1835Weaver Drain Tile MuseumGenevaState: NYZip: 14456Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/claytile-drain-3.aspxCreator: Johnston, John

Farm And Residence of John Johnston 1791 - 1880 Eminent Farmer Who Here Originated Tile Underdrainage in America in 1835 and Thereby Became an Outstanding Contributor to Human Welfare Honored by The American Society of Agricultural Engineers 1935. Erected by State Education Department

Bell Aircraft Corporation's main factory
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: ManufacturingEra: 1930sDateCreated: 1935Calspan Flight Research CenterNiagara FallsState: NYCountry: USAWebsite: https://www.aiaa.org/Secondary.aspx?id=14063Creator: Bell, Lawrence Dale “Larry”

Bell Aircraft, founded in 1935 by Lawrence Dale “Larry” Bell, based its primary manufacturing facility in Wheatfield, New York, where several important aircraft were designed and produced. During the World War II era, the plant produced the P-39 Airacobra and the P-63 Kingcobra fighters. The P-39 was used to great effect by the Soviet Air Force, with the highest number of individual kills recorded by any U.S.-produced fighter aircraft during the war. The plant also designed and manufactured the P-59A Airacomet, the first U.S.

YearAdded:
2012
Image Caption: Bell Aircraft Corporation's main factory in Wheatfield, NY (Buffalo / Niagara Falls) during the 1940s. This unit primarily produced the Bell P-39 Airacobra and P-63 Kingcobra.
John W. Draper
Society: ACSMain Category: ChemicalSub Category: People and OrganizationsEra: 1870-1879DateCreated: 1876New York UniversityNew York CityState: NYCountry: USAWebsite: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/draperacs.htmlCreator: Draper, John W.

The American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2001. Founded in 1876 in New York City, the Society now has 186 local sections in all 50 states, international chapters, and 32 technical divisions that bring together scientists with interests ranging from small business to environmental protection.

 

The text of the plaque commemorating the landmark reads:

YearAdded:
2001
Image Credit: public domainImage Caption: Portrait of John W. Draper, unknown date
Society: ASCESub Category: Water TransportationEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 19152 Pine StLockportState: NYCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/flight-of-five-locks/

The confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers was the site of distinct advances in transportation of the early 19th Century. The Erie Canal in 1825 and the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad in 1831 were both of national significance.  

Grand Central Terminal
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 191389 E 42nd StNew YorkState: NYCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/grand-central-terminal/Creator: Wilgus, William J.

Spearheaded by Chief Engineer William J. Wilgus and constructed under challenging conditions with no interruption of existing train service, Grand Central Terminal was a triumph of innovative engineering in the design of urban transportation centers. Its novel, two-level station, made possible by electric traction, streamlined both train and passenger movement by separating long-haul and suburban traffic and employing an extensive system of pedestrian ramps throughout the facility.

Image Credit: Courtesy Wikicommons/Sracer357 (CC BY-SA 3.0)Image Caption: Grand Central Terminal Main Lobby
The original wooden Union Bridge
Society: ASCEMain Category: Civil9 126th StTroyState: NYWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/waterford-(union)-bridge-(replaced-in-1909)/Creator: Burr, Theodore

The Union Bridge was built in 1804 by Theodore Burr and was the first to cross the lower section of the Hudson River connecting Waterford and Lansingburg, New York. The wooden bridge's key feature was the arch that started below the deck at the abutments and ran near the top of the top chord at mid span. This was the first time in the United States that anyone had used an arch in combination with a truss in order to provide both stiffness and strength. Burr later patented his truss/arch pattern in 1806 and 1817.

Image Caption: The original wooden Union Bridge before it burned down 1909
UTICA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilEra: 1950sDateCreated: 1959400 Oriskany St WUticaState: NYCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/utica-memorail-auditorium/Creator: Zetlin, Lev

The roof system of this building, designed by Lev Zetlin and opened in 1960, was the first of its kind in the world. Before the mid-1950's, the use of long-span cable structures was generally limited to suspension bridges. The only other significant cable roof structure preceding the Utica Memorial Auditorium was the North Carolina State Fair Livestock Judging Pavilion, completed in 1953.

YearAdded:
2011
asce
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilEra: 1850-1859DateCreated: 1852Old Croton AqueductSleepy HollowState: NYCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/site-of-the-founding-meeting-of-asce-on-nov-5,-1852/

On October 23rd, 1852 a notice was sent to practitioners of civil engineering in and near New York City requesting their participation in developing an association that would serve the professionals who design and construct America's built environment. Twelve men responded to this invitation, meeting on November 5 in the office of Alfred W. Craven, chief engineer of the Croton Aqueduct  Department. These men became the founders of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Architects, later renamed the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Russell Sage Laboratory
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: EducationEra: 1800-1829DateCreated: 1824Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyState: NYCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/rensselaer-polytechnic-institute/

Amos Eaton and Stephen Van Rensselaer founded the Rensselaer School for "the application of science to the common purposes of life" in 1824. Eaton had practiced surveying as a teenager building his own compass and chain and wrote an early book on surveying. Later he studied law before becoming interested in geology and agriculture. Stephen Van Rensselaer was the seventh patroon of Rensselaerwyck a track of land comprising most of the current Rensselaer, Albany and Columbia Counties in the State of New York.

Image Caption: Russell Sage Laboratory, Front View, 1909-
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1940sDateCreated: 1947George Eastman HouseRochesterState: NYZip: 14607Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/258-george-eastman-house-technology-collectionCreator: Eastman, George

 

The oldest and most comprehensive collection of photographic and cinematic technology

In 1888, George Eastman created the Kodak camera, the first camera designed to use roll film. The camera's simplicity and user friendly mechanism revolutionized amateur snapshot photography and in 1892, he founded the Eastman Kodak Company, in Rochester, New York.

YearAdded:
2015
Image Credit: public domain
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