Nikola Tesla Timeline
1915 - Tesla Surrenders Wardenclyffe Deed
Office At 8W 40th St.
After leaving the Woolworth Building, Tesla relocates his office to 8W 40th St., which was directly across the street from Bryant Park and his beloved pigeons.
Wardenclyffe Deed Surrendered
In order to keep a roof over his head, Tesla had given two mortgages on Wardenclyffe to George C. Boldt, proprietor of the Waldorf-Astoria, to secure payment of hotel bills amounting to almost $19,000.00. Tesla requested that they not be recorded, fearing that all his projects would be destroyed if the matter became public. He was unable to make any payments at all, and was forced to sign the deed over to Waldorf-Astoria, Inc., through a silent intermediary.