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West Orange in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Greenhouse and Barn

 
 
Greenhouse and Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
1. Greenhouse and Barn Marker
Inscription. This greenhouse, built in 1909 to replace a smaller one, supplied the Edison household with potted plants and cut flowers year-round. The two-story potting shed, made of Edison Portland Cement, provided work space on the first floor and gardenerís quarters on the second floor. A barn, screened by hemlock trees at far right, once sheltered cows, goats, chickens, and horses.

Under Mina Edisonís direction, the head gardener and his assistants maintained the flower gardens, a vegetable garden, and the estateís 13½ acres of landscaped grounds. Although the garden and livestock provided some food for the Edisons, local grocers supplied most of the daily provisions, while merchants and restaurateurs from New York City furnished the delicacies for formal dinners.
 
Erected by Edison National Historic Site, National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 47.195′ N, 74° 14.399′ W. Marker is in West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Honeysuckle Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Edison National Historic Site, in the Llewellyn Park section of West Orange. Marker is in this post office area: West Orange NJ 07052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Marker in Llewellyn Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
2. Marker in Llewellyn Park
of this marker. Llewellyn Park (a few steps from this marker); Edisonís Home, Glenmont (within shouting distance of 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); The Laboratory Complex (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas A. Edison Industries (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Orange.
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a photograph of "Glenmontís greenhouse and gardens in 1947, the year of Mina Edisonís death."
 
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.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Places
 
Greenhouse and Gardens image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
3. Greenhouse and Gardens
The Edison Barn image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
4. The Edison Barn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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