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

Glenmont

National Historic Site

 
 
Glenmont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2016
1. Glenmont Marker
Inscription.
Home of
Thomas Alva Edison
from 1886 to his death
on October 18, 1931.
Here three children
were born to him and
his wife, Mina.
The Library over the
entranceway was his
”Thought Laboratory”
for many ideas which
later took shape at
the Edison Laboratory
in the valley below.
National Park Service
United States
Department of the Interior

 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 40° 47.183′ N, 74° 14.447′ W. Marker is in West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Honeysuckle Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. 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 of this marker. The Estate Staff (here, next to this marker); Llewellyn Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Edisonís Home, Glenmont (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenhouse and Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Mina Miller Edison (about 400 feet
Entrance to Glenmont image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
2. Entrance to Glenmont
The marker is visible to the right of the front door of the mansion.
away, measured in a direct line); Garage (about 500 feet away); Llewellyn Park Gatehouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Laboratory Complex (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Orange.
 
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 July 28, 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 July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Home of Thomas Edison image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
3. Home of Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison bought this estate, including this 23-room Victorian mansion, as a gift for his wife Mina. He once said the house was “a great deal too nice for me, but it isnít half nice enough for my little wife.”
Back of Glenmont Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
4. Back of Glenmont Mansion
Glenmont is located on a 13½ acre estate in Llewellyn Park in West Orange, NJ. Thomas Edison called this mansion home for 44 years.
Edison Graves image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
5. Edison Graves
The graves of Thomas Alva Edison and Mina Miller Edison are located behind the Glenmont Mansion.
Edison Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
6. Edison Grave Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,279 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 29, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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