The Black Maria

The Black Maria (HMG0P)

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

N 40° 47.059', W 74° 14.025'

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Edison National Historic Site, NJ

This replica movie studio symbolizes the early motion picture industry. Called the "revolving photograph building" when constructed in 1892-93, the studio was soon nicknamed the "Black Maria" by Edison's employees - probably because it resembled police vehicles of the day. The original Black Maria stood near today's water tower.

The Edison Company used the Black Maria to produce short films, ranging in length from a few seconds to two minutes. In 1901, Edison opened a new studio in Manhattan, then moved film production to the Bronx in 1905. No longer needed, the original Black Maria was demolished in 1903. This replica was built in 1954.
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HM NumberHMG0P
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Placed ByEdison National Historic Site, National Park Service
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 4:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 564652 N 4515097
Decimal Degrees40.78431667, -74.23375000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.059', W 74° 14.025'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 3.54" N, 74° 14' 1.50" W
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Area Code(s)973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 211 Main St, West Orange NJ 07052, US
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