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Related Historical MarkersTake a tour of the markers at Thomas Edison's Glenmont homesite.
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2008
Entrance to Glenmont
SHOWN IN SOURCE-SPECIFIED ORDER
| 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 . . . — — Map (db m9648) HM|
|This laundry yard was often filled with clothes hung out to dry. Inside the house domestic servants cooked, cleaned, and tended to the family’s needs. Mina Edison supervised a staff that included a cook, governess, personal maid, kitchen maid, . . . — — Map (db m12040) HM|
In 1886 Thomas Edison bought Glenmont as a gift for his bride, Mina Miller. After moving in, Edison said that the 23-room Victorian mansion was “a great deal too nice for me, but it isn’t half nice enough for my little . . . — — Map (db m12011) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m12035) HM|
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 . . . — — Map (db m12037) HM|
Built in 1908 with Edison Portland Cement, construction of this garage gave Thomas Edison experience in using concrete as a building material. Although it was built with conventional methods, Edison used the garage to help develop his own . . . — — Map (db m12039) HM|