Greenhouse and Barn

Greenhouse and Barn (HM7RO)

Location: West Orange, NJ 07052 Essex County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 47.195', W 74° 14.399'

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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 gardener's quarters on the second floor. A barn, screened by hemlock trees at far right, once sheltered cows, goats, chickens, and horses.

Under Mina Edison's direction, the head gardener and his assistants maintained the flower gardens, a vegetable garden, and the estate's 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.
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HM NumberHM7RO
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Placed ByEdison National Historic Site, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:25pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 564124 N 4515344
Decimal Degrees40.78658333, -74.23998333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.195', W 74° 14.399'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 11.70" N, 74° 14' 23.94" W
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Area Code(s)973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Honeysuckle Ave, West Orange NJ 07052, US
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