Menlo Park Library

Summary

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.

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.

Artifact

Library (Building)

Date Made

1929

Subject Date

circa 1879

Creators

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village 

Cutler, Edward James, 1882-1961 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Built in 1929 in Greenfield Village by architect Edward J. Cutler as a reproduction of the original, circa 1879, Menlo Park Library.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Edison at Work District

Object ID

29.3048.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brick (Clay product)
Wood (Plant material)
Glass (Material)
Metal

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