Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
West Orange in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Edisonís Home, Glenmont

Edison National Historic Site, NJ

 
 
Edisonís Home, Glenmont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
1. Edisonís Home, Glenmont Marker
Inscription. In 1886 Thomas Edison bought Glenmont as a gift for his bride, Mina Miller. After moving in, Edison said that the 23-room Victorian mansion was “a great deal too nice for me, but it isnít half nice enough for my little wife.”

The Edisons and their children often used the grounds for sports and games, to entertain visitors, and to relax. During your visit, take time to explore some of Glenmontís 13½ acres and enjoy the estate that Thomas Edison called home for 44 years.
 
Erected by Edison National Historic Site, National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 47.208′ N, 74° 14.41′ W. Marker is in West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Honeysuckle Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the Llewellyn Park section of West Orange. Marker is in this post office area: West Orange NJ 07052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Llewellyn Park (a few steps from this marker); Greenhouse and Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Mina Miller Edison (within shouting distance of this marker); Glenmont (within shouting distance
Map of Glenmont Area from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
2. Map of Glenmont Area from Marker
of this marker); The Estate Staff (within shouting distance of this marker); Garage (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Laboratory Complex (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas A. Edison Industries (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Orange.
 
More about this marker. The marker contains a large photograph of Thomas “Edison reading on Glenmontís lawn, 1917.” Also on the marker is an Edison family photo with the caption “Thomas and Mina Edison pose with their children on Glenmontís side porch (inset), 1907. Left to right: Madeleine, Mina, Theodore, Charles, and Thomas Edison.”
The bottom left of the marker features a map of the Glenmont area.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a tour of the markers at Thomas Edison's Glenmont homesite.
 
Also see . . .
1. Edison National Historic Site. National Park Service. (Submitted on October 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Biography of Thomas Edison. "... Thomas
Glenmont Marker in Llewellyn Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
3. Glenmont Marker in Llewellyn Park
Edison was more responsible than any one else for creating the modern world .... No one did more to shape the physical/cultural makeup of present day civilization.... Accordingly, he was the most influential figure of the millennium...." The Heroes Of The Age: Electricity And Man. (Submitted on October 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Places
 
Edisonís Home Historical Plaque image. Click for full size.
By R. C., July 18, 2010
4. Edisonís Home Historical Plaque
Historical plaque next to the front door of Glenmont:

National Historic site Glenmont: Home of Thomas Alva Edison from 1886 to his death on October 18, 1931. Here three children were born to him and his wife Mina. The library over the entranceway was his "Thought Laboratory" for many ideas which later took shape at the Edison Laboratory in the valley below.

National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior
Glenmont image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
5. Glenmont
Thomas Edison called this 23-room Victorian mansion his home for 44 years.
Edisonís Home, exterior image. Click for full size.
By Scott Sather, October 25, 2009
6. Edisonís Home, exterior
Glenmont Entrance Parlor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2009
7. Glenmont Entrance Parlor
Edisonís Home, Bedroom in Which Edison Died image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
8. Edisonís Home, Bedroom in Which Edison Died
Glenmont: Reception Area for Edison's Guests image. Click for full size.
By R. C., July 18, 2010
9. Glenmont: Reception Area for Edison's Guests
Inside Edisonís Home image. Click for full size.
By Scott Sather, October 25, 2009
10. Inside Edisonís Home
Edisonís Home, interior image. Click for full size.
By Scott Sather, October 25, 2009
11. Edisonís Home, interior
Glenmont - One of the many stained glass windows on the house image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
12. Glenmont - One of the many stained glass windows on the house
Glenmont, Home of Thomas A. Edison image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
13. Glenmont, Home of Thomas A. Edison
Glenmont is located on a 13½ acre estate in Llewellyn Park in West Orange, NJ.
Edison and His Wife's Gravesites Are Located in the Backyard of the Estate image. Click for full size.
By R. C., July 18, 2010
14. Edison and His Wife's Gravesites Are Located in the Backyard of the Estate
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 4,022 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Scott Sather of Salem, Oregon.   7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8, 9. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   10, 11. submitted on , by Scott Sather of Salem, Oregon.   12. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   13. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   14. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page was last revised on July 30, 2016.
Paid Advertisement