The Estate Staff

The Estate Staff (HM7RR)

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

N 40° 47.183', W 74° 14.447'

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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, chauffeur, and gardener. Female domestics lived on Glenmont's third floor while the men were housed in quarters in the garage, barn and greenhouse.

The semi-circular drive around the laundry yard leads to Glenmont's servants' entrance and kitchen where deliverymen brought ice, food, and other supplies. When the Edisons hosted formal dinners, local employment agencies provided waiters, waitresses, and additional temporary staff.
HM NumberHM7RR
Placed ByEdison National Historic Site, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 564057 N 4515321
Decimal Degrees40.78638333, -74.24078333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.183', W 74° 14.447'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 10.98" N, 74° 14' 26.82" 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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