Menlo Park Library

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village and Cutler, Edward James, 1882-19611929

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

This building was built in late 1878 as Edison's work on electric lighting expanded. The first floor provided office space for accounting, bookkeeping, and patent applications; upstairs was a superbly stocked technical library. The building also played another key role: as a reception area for journalists and other visitors it provided a disarming first impression of Edison's success and ambition.

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  • Title: Menlo Park Library
  • Creator: Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Cutler, Edward James, 1882-1961
  • Date: 1869/1889
  • Date Created: 1929
  • Location: United States, New Jersey, Edison, Menlo Park
  • Subject Keywords: Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931, Laboratories, Inventions, Libraries (Buildings), Buildings (Structures)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=273427
  • Object Name: Library (Building)
  • Object ID: 29.3048.2
  • Image ID: THF1974
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.