Speedwell Village--The Factory

Also known as: The Factory
333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, New Jersey

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Description 

Samuel F. B. Morse (1791-1872) developed and successfully demonstrated the telegraph in the Vail Factory in 1838. The Village is the site of a 19th century ironworks complex, including the Vail Homestead, Factory, and outbuildings. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 30, 1974

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 13, 1974
Reference number
74001186
Area of significance
Invention
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Manufacturing facility
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant years
1837; 1838