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Search Term Marconi Wireless Station (Somerset, N.J.)
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Image of RCA radio towers - 10/12/1935

RCA radio towers - 10/12/1935

The radio towers of the RCA facility (previously the Marconi Wireless Station) in Franklin Township seen across a field from DeMott Lane.

Image of White's Farm with Marconi Radio Towers - 02/16/1919

White's Farm with Marconi Radio Towers - 02/16/1919

The White's Farm, which was on land near where Rutgers Plaza stands today (at the corner of Easton Avenue and JFK Boulevard). Elton and Sarah Wade lived there from 1918-1920. The date given on the negative is 2/16/19. In the foreground is a mown field, separated from the buildings by a fence. Behind the small cottage on the left the spires of the Marconi Radio Towers can be seen. To the right is the back of a house with a small shed next to it. It may be the farmhouse -- which can be seen from the front on p. 504 in "Franklin Township, Somerset County N.J. : a history" by William Brahms.

Image of D&R Canal, winter -

D&R Canal, winter -

The Marconi Towers of the Marconi Wireless Station (later an RCA facility) are visible in the distance (center back), in this view of the D&R Canal in the winter. The Marconi Wireless Station was located near JFK Boulevard and Easton Avenue just a few minutes from the New Brunswick border in Somerset, New Jersey. The facility was built from 1913-1914, and was confiscated by the United States Navy on April 7, 1917 to provide transatlantic communications during World War I. After the war, the station's ownership transferred to RCA. Most of the original facility is now gone, but one of the dormitory buildings that housed the station's workers remains, next to a storage locker facility on