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Historical Photo Shows a Unique View of Tesla's Tower

Photo is featured in a photographic exhibit on the history of Shoreham-Wading River.

Just beyond the Wardenclyffe (Shoreham) Long Island Railroad station stands the famous 187-foot tall transmitting tower built by Nikola Tesla.

And entrance to the old Shoreham Inn frames the image, according to local historian Ken Brady, whose collection this photo is from.

Recently a fundraiser to create a Tesla museum on the site went viral on Twitter when a web comic artist known as The Oatmeal tweeted his support for the project.

Patch reported that the fundraiser reached its goal of $850K in just over a week and a half on indiegogo.com. It finished up by raising over $1.3 million. The fundraiser allowed the Shoreham non-profit group Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe to secure a matching grant of $850K, and additional funds will all be put into the development of the museum.

For more historical photos head over to the Port Jefferson Village Center and check out the new exhibit "Mirrors of the Past: Shoreham and Wading River in Historic Photographs."

There will be more than 120 enlarged photos are display and the show is sponsored by the village of Port Jefferson, village of Shoreham, Wading River Historical Society and the Port Jefferson Village Center Conservancy. Show runs through Feb. 28.

Free admission. Call (631) 802-2165 for additional information.

Don Hawkins January 28, 2013 at 04:18 PM
This is an outstanding photo. No doubt Tesla utilized the LIRR to bring supplies and building materials to Wardenclyffe. The photo shows the proximity of the Shoreham station and the Wardenclyffe site.

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