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Llewellyn Park

Edison National Historic Site, NJ

 
 
Llewellyn Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
1. Llewellyn Park Marker
Inscription.  In 1853 New York merchant Llewellyn S. Haskell hired architect Alexander Jackson Davis to transform an old farmhouse on the eastern slope of Orange Mountain. Impressed with the scenic vistas, Haskell purchased more land and created Llewellyn Park – the first planned residential community in the United States.

Today, Llewellyn Park contains about 160 lots on 420 acres. Since the 1850s, changes in Llewellyn Park’s acreage, lot sizes, and architectural taste all influenced houses built here. Glenmont is one of the few remaining Victorian-style estates in what is still a private residential community.
 
Erected by Edison National Historic Site, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 40° 47.198′ N, 74° 14.408′ W. Marker is in West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Honeysuckle Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in Edison National Historic Site, located in the Llewellyn Park section of West Orange. Touch for map
Marker in Edison National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
2. Marker in Edison National Historic Site
The marker is located near Edison's greenhouse and barn. The marker for these can be seen in the background.
. Marker is in this post office area: West Orange NJ 07052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenhouse and Barn (a few steps from this marker); Edison’s Home, Glenmont (a few steps from this marker); Mina Miller Edison (within shouting distance of this marker); Glenmont (within shouting distance of this marker); The Estate Staff (within shouting distance of this marker); Garage (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Japanese Stone Lanterns (about 400 feet away); Access Granted (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Orange.
 
More about this marker. The upper right of the marker contains a “Prospectus Map of Llewellyn Park, showing its original design and villa sites, 1857. Llewellyn Haskell’s house “Eyrie,” was located in today’s Eagle Rock Reservation. Under this is a picture of “The entrance lodge and gate to Llewellyn Park, designed by architect Alexander Jackson Davis, 1859. The lower left of the marker features a picture of the “Entrance to the “Ramble,” established by Llewellyn Haskell as ‘a private pleasure ground’, 1860. The Ramble, roads, and other improvements are still maintained by Llewellyn Park’s residents.”
 
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 . . .  Edison National Historic Site. National Park Service. (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
1857 Prospectus Map of Llewellyn Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
3. 1857 Prospectus Map of Llewellyn Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,843 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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