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Thomas Edison National Historical Park

  • Originally designated: Edison National Historic Site
  • Also Known As: The Laboratory also Glenmont

  • Address: 211 Main St
  • Vicinity: Between Alden St and Lakeside St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

Where Modern America Was Invented

Thomas Edison's home and laboratory are a step back in time, when machines were run by belts and pulleys and music was played on phonographs. Where to the passerby, the buildings betray little evidence of the industries they once started. Discover where America's greatest inventor changed our world forever. - NPS



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Thomas Edison Inventor
Henry Hudson Holly Architect
1915/00/00 Anna Case MacKay Soprano Anna Case performs "La sonnambula Ah! non credia mirarti" for Edison in Orange, NJ. Edison Diamond Disc 82076 La sonnambula

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Particulars for Thomas Edison National Historical Park:
Owner Federal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Industry
Architectural Style Late Victorian
Historic Use Manufacturing facility
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Architectural Style Queen Anne
Historic Use Research facility
Area of Significance Science
Historic Use Secondary structure
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

Registry Name: Edison National Historic Site
Registry Address: Main St. between Alden and Lakeside Sts.
Registry Number: 66000052
Resource Type: District
Owner: Federal
Architect: Holly,H. Hudson
Architectural Style: Late victorian, Queen anne
Area in Acres: 21
Contributing Buildings: 19
Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Additional documentation
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Site
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Industry, Science
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1887, 1931
Associated People: Edison,Thomas Alva
Historic Function: Education, Domestic, Industry, processing, extraction
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Manufacturing facility, Secondary structure, Research facility
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Museum Park

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