5. Radio Wave Building

According to the Tesla Society, Tesla lived and worked at the Gerlach Hotel, currently known as the Radio Wave Building, before the end of the 19th century. The Radio Wave Building was named for the experiments he conducted with radio waves in 1896 while staying at the hotel. His experiments would later lead to the birth of the radio, though Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi was credited with the radio’s invention after Tesla lost his patent. In 1977, the Yugoslav-American Bicentennial Committee dedicated a plaque to Tesla which says his “discoveries in the field of alternating electric current contributed to the advancement of the United States and the rest of the world.”