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"Glenmont,": the Edison home, 1905

The Glenmont mansion which Edison purchased in 1886 was (and is) in Llewellyn Park, an exclusive neighborhood in West Orange, New Jersey. It had been built by Henry Peddler with funds he had embezzled from a New York department store and was offered to Edison at the bargain price of $235,000. This included all the furnishings, plus a greenhouse and other outbuildings.

Ref: Paul Israel, Edison: A Life of Invention, p. 249.

SI negative #87-1629

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