The Laboratory Complex

The Laboratory Complex (HMG0Q)

Location: West Orange, NJ 07052 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 47.029', W 74° 14.058'

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Edison National Historic Site, NJ

Building 5, the largest of the laboratory buildings, extends 250 feet along Lakeside Avenue. Henry Hudson Holly, architect of Thomas Edison's home, planned this single, three-story building. But Holly's building proved too small for Edison's plans and four one-story structures were built with the main building in 1887. To an Edison associate, the complex was like "Heaven . . . certainly one of the finest in the world and the finest in the States."

Over the years, structures were added to Edison's laboratory complex. The first brick factories gave way to larger concrete factories like the one behind you. Smaller buildings were built and demolished to meet changing needs. Through all the changes, Edison's 1887 buildings have remained intact.
HM NumberHMG0Q
Placed ByEdison National Historic Site, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 6:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 564606 N 4515041
Decimal Degrees40.78381667, -74.23430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.029', W 74° 14.058'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 1.74" N, 74° 14' 3.48" W
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Area Code(s)973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 191-211 Main St, West Orange NJ 07052, US
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