Thomas Edison's House

The Case:

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. 

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