J & K Boiler

J&K Boiler Co., Inc., was located at 51 West Third Street in Oswego, New York, and it provided residential and commercial plumbing, as well as the installation and removal of boilers. J&K Boiler also employed laborers to perform routine maintenance on existing boilers, such as the changing of blow out valves. During the 1970s J&K […]

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University Hospital – Syracuse, New York

Constructed in 1965, University Hospital is a teaching and research hospital for the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University. The hospital is located on East Adams Street in Syracuse, New York. Originally, Upstate Medical University was founded in 1834 as the Geneva Medical College, which was associated with Hobart College. In 1871, […]

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St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse

St. Joseph’s Hospital was founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Located on Prospect Avenue in Syracuse, New York, the hospital was originally a fifteen-bed facility housed in a converted saloon. As Syracuse’s population grew, St. Joseph’s Hospital underwent a series of expansions and renovations. The hospital currently has a 431-bed capacity, and […]

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Syracuse University

Syracuse University was founded in 1870. The school was initially established as an Episcopalian Institution; since 1920, it has identified itself as a secular university. The school’s main campus is located in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, New York and is comprised of 112 buildings. Seventy-seven of the campus’ buildings were built after 1950. […]

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Syracuse VA Medical Center

Established in 1953, the Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient medical care to United States military veterans residing in Central and Northern New York. Located on Irving Avenue in Syracuse, New York, the VA Medical Center is a 106-bed hospital. The Syracuse VA Medical Center is the primary referral center for neurosurgery […]

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Solvay Process Company

The Solvay Process Company was founded in 1881 by Rowland Hazard and William B. Cogswell. It was the first company in the United States to utilize the Solvay process for manufacturing sodium carbonate, which was invented in Belgium in 1861 by Ernest Solvay. Syracuse, New York, was selected for Solvay’s first plant because of its […]

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Robert A. Keasbey

The Robert A. Keasbey Company was established in 1902 as an insulation contractor with offices in New York City and Syracuse, New York. Keasbey commonly utilized asbestos-containing materials during the construction of new buildings and during maintenance and repair procedures at various job sites throughout Central New York. Pipe covering, insulating cement and block insulation […]

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Steam Generating Station – Oswego

Niagara Mohawk’s Oswego Steam Generating Station is located on the shore of Lake Ontario in the City of Oswego, New York. The Oswego Steam Station contains four fossil fuel steam electric generating units that were constructed between 1938 and 1956. Initially, the steam electric generating units were powered by coal, but in 1972, the units […]

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Nine Mile Point Nuclear Power Plant

Construction on Niagara Mohawk’s Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant began in 1965, and it went into commercial operation in December, 1969. Nine Mile Point’s plant shares a 900 acre site with the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, and it is located about five miles northeast of Oswego, New York on the shore of Lake Ontario. […]

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MONY Plaza

Located on Madison Street in Syracuse, New York, MONY Plaza is a two-building commercial office complex. MONY Tower I, also known as AXA Tower I, was constructed in 1965, as offices for the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York (MONY). After AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company’s 2004 acquisition of MONY, the building is now […]

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New Venture Gear

New Venture Gear, also known as New Process Gear, was a large automobile parts manufacturing facility in Syracuse, New York. Established in 1886 as a leather tannery, New Venture Gear manufactured automotive transmissions and transfer cases as the automobile grew in popularity during the early 1900s. The Chrysler Corporation purchased the plant in 1955, and […]

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NYSEG

New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) is a Binghamton, New York, based subsidiary of the Energy East Corporation that delivers gas and electric services to approximately 995,000 consumers throughout New York State. During the majority of the twentieth century, NYSEG depended on the use of coal-fired boilers and turbines to produce its power. The boilers […]

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Martisco

Martisco Corporation was founded in 1958 by James Bugdon and Hopkins Jenkins. Located in Liverpool, New York, it is a distributor of plumbing supplies. Martisco was the authorized distributor in the Syracuse area for Johns-Manville’s transite asbestos cement pipe. Contractors and local municipalities purchased transite pipe from Martisco for use in roof drains, furnace flues, […]

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General Electric Electronics Park

In 1947, General Electric (GE) constructed the headquarters for its electronics division, Electronics Park, in Liverpool, New York. Electronics Park consisted of nine buildings on 155 acres. In Building 5, GE manufactured consumer electronics, including televisions and radios. In Building 7, radar and sonar equipment was manufactured for the United States military. In numerous other […]

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Crouse-Hinds

Crouse-Hinds was founded in 1894 by Huntington B. Crouse and Jesse L. Hinds. Located in Syracuse, New York, it is a manufacturer of electrical conduit fittings, enclosures and explosion-proof products. In 1911, Crouse-Hinds constructed its plant at the corner of Seventh North and Wolf Streets. The plant eventually grew to include ten buildings on fifty-four […]

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