Thomas A. Edison Boyhood Homesite

Thomas Edison Parkway, Port Huron

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May 2009

Photo taken by Rattrak

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Description 

A Marker here reads:

This boulder is placed in honor of Thomas Alva Edison

On the playground of his youth and near the house in which he lived during the formative period of his life. From 7 to 16 years of age - 1854 to 1863.

The house, erected in 1840, on the Fort Gratiot Military Reservation, by Chancellor Walworth of New York, for his daughter and occupied by Samuel Edison, the father of T. A. Edison, from 1854 to 1864, stood about 800 feet N. 25' W. from this stone.

Erected by The Rotary Club of Port Huron, 1929.

National Register information 

Status
Pending
Reference number
97000397
NR name
Edison, Thomas A., Boyhood Homesite
Area of significance
Archeology - Non-Aboriginal
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
B - Person; D - Information Potential
Property type
Site
Historic function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1825-1849; 1850-1874; 1875-1899
Significant years
1854; 1864

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2012: Added by Rattrak

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