The Main Gate

The Main Gate (HMG0U)

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

N 40° 47.036', W 74° 14.049'

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Edison National Historic Site, NJ

From 1887 to 1931 Thomas A. Edison, his laboratory employees, and invited guests entered the laboratory complex through this gate and arch. Guards and a tall picket fence (replaced by this chain-link fence in 1917) prevented sightseers and competitors from wandering the grounds.

The wooden gatehouse to your left was added in 1890, three years after Edison built his red-brick laboratory buildings. Behind the gatehouse, building 1 served as the physics laboratory until 1892 when vibrations from streetcars on Main Street upset the delicate instruments. Ahead, Building 5 housed a stockroom, machine shops, and Edison's personal library-office.
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HM NumberHMG0U
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Placed ByEdison National Historic Site, National Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 564619 N 4515054
Decimal Degrees40.78393333, -74.23415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.036', W 74° 14.049'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 2.16" N, 74° 14' 2.94" 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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