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Nikola Tesla's Houston St. laboratory in New York City

Houston Street Laboratory

After fire destroyed the 5th Ave. lab, Tesla rented a laboratory below Greenwich Village, near Chinatown, at 46 and 48 Houston St. This building is now the home of Soho Billiards.

Tesla peeks out the door of the Colorado Springs laboratory, early summer 1899

Colorado Springs Experimental Station

In 1899 Nikola Tesla made his third visit to Colorado and this time stayed for about 6 months in Colorado Springs. He built a laboratory there he called his “Experimental Station” and did some of his...

Oldest known photo (1933) of Tesla's birthplace in Smiljan, Croatia

Nikola Tesla Birthplace

Nikola Tesla was born an ethnic Serb in the village Smiljan, Lika county, in the Austrian Empire (present day Croatia), on 10 July, 1856. His father, Milutin Tesla (1819–1879), was an Eastern...