Thomas Edison's House
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Was this home designed and built by inventor Thomas Edison?
Did the inventor of the electric light, the motion picture camera and wireless telegraphy also try to re-invent the way houses were built?
History detective and architectural historian Gwen Wright investigates and discovers a surprising story of technological innovation, failed inventions and an approach to housing that was 30 years ahead of its time.
- Also with Gwen Wright N.E.A.R Device Was this device invented to help Americans believe they could survive a Soviet nuclear attack?
- Also with Gwen Wright Lafayette China Did the Marquis de Lafayette give this china set to the popular wife of the Patriot Mayor?
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Women's Suffrage Painting What role did this watercolor painting play in securing women the right to vote?
- Related Investigation Japanese House How did a Japanese house come to be at the San Francisco World's Fair just months before WWII began?
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