Re: Colorado Springs - Tesla Expedition (fwd)
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Date: Thu, 21 May 1998 22:50:54 -0400 (EDT)
From: richard hull <rhull-at-richmond.infi-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Colorado Springs - Tesla Expedition (fwd)
At 12:22 PM 5/21/98 -0600, you wrote:
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>Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 21:11:10 -0600
>To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>Subject: Re: Colorado Springs - Tesla Expedition (fwd)
>At 09:46 PM 5/19/98 -0600, you wrote:
>> The original site has been definitely triangulated to the intersection of
>>Kiowa and Foote streets about one block from the park and historical marker.
>>I have been there and verified this result.
>> Richard Hull, TCBOR
>Here is a collection of what people have sent me.
>Apparently, the site of the lab is now a residential area. The address is
>the intersection of Foote and Kiowa streets. There is a historic marker
>dedicated to Tesla across the street from the School in Memorial Park. It
>is just east of the intersection of Pikes Peak and Hancock, on the south
>side of Pikes Peak.
>I have since found that several of the photos of his lab had a large stone
>construction building in the background. I believe this is a present school
>for the deaf and blind.................
Wrong! It is the Union printers home. Still there today just beyond the
park. R. Hull
It is still there from Tesla's day. I had the
>photos reproduced and computer sharpened. If this building still exists (it
>looked like the type of building that was going anywhere), It would
>positively lock the location of the lab. Apparently, the lab was at the
>crest of a small hill with a rock base. There are a few wood construction
>buildings in the pictures but they may have changed considerably. I assume
>this type of information is how Richard Hull triangulated the site.
>Hopefully, I will make it down there next week.
> Terry Fritz
>Yes, I did work it out on my own (for verification's sake), but the first
work on the matter which actually pin pointed Kiowa and Foote streets was
done in the 80's and it was printed up as a research paper in some Tesla
related periodical which I can't remember.
In the Colorado Springs Notes both the school for the deaf and blind and the
Union Printer's Home can be seen in various shots of the lab. The deaf and
blind vacility is real tought to see and is at the opposite point on the
compass to the Printers home. Printers home was to the rear and right side
of the lab as you face the front entrance and the School for the deaf and
blind could be seen looking out of the front door. They are both still
there, but can't be seen from Kiowa and Foote streets intersection. (Too
urbanized and grown up)
Richard Hull, TCBOR