Flushing in Queens in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lewis H. Latimer House
34-41 137th Street
About the House
Lewis Howard Latimer [1848-1928] was an African American inventor, son of fugitive slaves, self-taught poet, and painter. His historic Victorian home in Flushing, Queens, is now a New York City Landmark and museum, operated by Lewis H. Latimer Fund, Inc. The museum's mission is to call attention to Latimer and other minorities' contributions to American life, through multilingual tours, permanent and special exhibitions, literature series, community events, and STEAM educational programs. Latimer's life story is used as a point of departure from which to examine issues of race, class, immigration, and contemporary events. The Lewis Latimer House is owned by NYC Parks and is a member of the Historic House Trust.
New York City Landmark (1995)
For operating hours and more information, call (718) 961-8585 or visit lewislatimerhouse.org.
Erected by NYC Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34-41 137th St, Flushing NY 11354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lewis H. Latimer House Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Flushing High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flushing Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Flushing Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aspinwall House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flushing State Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flushing Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queens.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.