West Orange in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Estate Staff
The semi-circular drive around the laundry yard leads to Glenmont’s servants’ entrance and kitchen where deliverymen brought ice, food, and other supplies. When the Edisons hosted formal dinners, local employment agencies provided waiters, waitresses, and additional temporary staff.
Erected by Edison National Historic Site, National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. 40° 47.183′ N, 74° 14.447′ W. Marker is in West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Honeysuckle Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in Edison National Historic Site, in Touch for map. 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. Glenmont (here, next to this marker); Llewellyn Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Japanese Stone Lanterns (within shouting distance of this marker); Edison’s Home, Glenmont (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenhouse and Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Mina Miller Edison (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garage (about 500 feet away); Llewellyn Park Gatehouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Orange.
More about this marker. The right side of the marker contains a photograph of nurse Helena McCarthy holding a young Madeleine Edison. The bottom left of the marker features a “List of female employees at Glenmont, as noted by Mina Edison in 1902.”
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 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Biography of Thomas Edison. "... Thomas 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 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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 897 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.