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Lewis Howard Latimer

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, December 24, 2015
1. Lewis Howard Latimer Marker
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Lewis Howard Latimer
September 4, 1848 – December 11, 1928
Considered one of the 10 most important black inventors in US history. Lewis Latimer was renowned for his work with the Edison Pioneers. Of his many inventions and patents, his most famous discovery was the incandescent light bulb carbon filament which illuminated the world for a century. Lewis was not only an inventor, draftsman, engineer, author, poet and musician, but was also a devoted family man and philanthropist.
“Hope springs eternal and is as necessary to life as the act of breathing.”
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Commissioned by
Mayor Bill Finch
of the
City of Bridgeport, Connecticut
Sculptor
Susan Clinard

 
Location. 41° 10.608′ N, 73° 11.446′ W. Marker is in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and State Street, on the right when traveling south on Broad Street. Click for map. Located in front of the Margaret E. Morton Goverment Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport CT 06604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bridgeport (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridgeport Veterans Memorial
Lewis Howard Latimer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 24, 2015
2. Lewis Howard Latimer Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Bridgeport Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bryant Electric Company World War II Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridgeport World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bryant Electric Company World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridgeport Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln’s Visit (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Bridgeport.
 
Also see . . .  Lewis Howard Latimer on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 26, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine
 
Lewis Howard Latimer image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 24, 2015
3. Lewis Howard Latimer
Lewis Howard Latimer image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 24, 2015
4. Lewis Howard Latimer
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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