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Home of Hudson Maxim

 
 
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By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2008
1. Home of Hudson Maxim Marker
Inscription. Maxim Park was the estate of famous inventor, Hudson Maxim. Purchased by Maxim in 1901, the property included a spectacular Venetian boat house, guest cottages, a laboratory, ice house/observatory, servant's quarters, tennis courts and garage. Maxim lived here until his death in 1927 and his widow kept the property until her death in 1953. While the main house and boat house were removed in the 1950's, Maxim's observatory, garage and two guest houses still survive today.
 
Erected 2008 by Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders marker series.
 
Location. 40° 56.347′ N, 74° 38.981′ W. Marker is in Hopatcong, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on Lakeside Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 363 Lakeside Boulevard, Hopatcong NJ 07843, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lotta Crabtree House (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Babbit-Mathews House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Amity School (approx.
Home of Hudson Maxim Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2008
2. Home of Hudson Maxim Marker
3.4 miles away); Lake Musconetcong (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hugh Allen Mansion (approx. 3.9 miles away); Picatinny Arsenal (approx. 3.9 miles away); Picatinny Arsenal WW II Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Stanhope, NJ (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Regarding Home of Hudson Maxim. The marker is located at the site of the former home of Hudson Maxim. Mr. Maxim was a famous U.S. inventor and chemist who invented a variety of explosives, including smokeless gunpowder. Parts of Mr. Maxim's estate remain today even though the original home is gone.
 
Also see . . .
1. Science: Death of Maxim. An obituary published in Time Magazine, Monday, May. 16, 1927. (Submitted on January 19, 2010.) 

2. Lake Hopatcong's Most Famous, Part 3: Hudson Maxim. An article written by Marty Kane and published on Friday, 14 August 2009. (Submitted on January 19, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
Home of Hudson Maxim Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2008
3. Home of Hudson Maxim Marker
 
 
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