Binghamton, New York: Marconi Radio Test Tower

It may look like just a rusty old tower, but it's a historical rusty old tower.

Lewis St.

Address:
Binghamton, NY
Directions:
On the north side of Lewis St., just east of Chenango St. and the old railroad depot.
Admission:
Free
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Marconi Radio Test Tower

This is not the first Marconi tower in the U.S., but it is the last remaining of four original towers (two in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and two in Binghamton) built to facilitate the first-ever wireless communication to a moving train.

[allen lutins, 10/30/2015]

Marconi radio test tower.

Marconi Radio Test Tower

We spotted this on our map -- the first Marconi radio tower in the U.S. Turns out it was built in 1913 and used to determine if moving objects could receive radio signals. It was one of three built and is the only one still standing.

[Steve Cook, 05/15/2007]

It has its own historical marker, so it must be historic.

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