Garage

Garage (HM7RQ)

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

N 40° 47.157', W 74° 14.339'

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Edison National Historic Site, NJ

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 technique of constructing mass-produced, poured-concrete houses using iron molds.

The garage housed the family's gasoline and electric automobiles, including a 1922 Model T Ford (a gift from Henry Ford, a family friend), two Detroit Electrics, and a 1902 Locomobile which Edison adapted to run on his own storage batteries. To care for these vehicles, the garage had a car wash, gas pump, air compressor, battery charger, and a turntable to help park as many as ten vehicles.
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HM NumberHM7RQ
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Placed ByEdison National Historic Site, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 7:52am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 564209 N 4515274
Decimal Degrees40.78595000, -74.23898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.157', W 74° 14.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 9.42" N, 74° 14' 20.34" 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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