Lewis H. Latimer House Museum

Lewis H. Latimer House Museum

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NYC - Queens - Flushing: Lewis H. Latimer House
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Latimer House was the home of African-American inventor and electrical pioneer Lewis Howard Latimer from 1903 until his death in 1928. He worked with three of the greatest scientific inventors in American history, including Alexander Graham Bell, Hiram S. Maxim, and Thomas Alva Edison. He played a critical role in the development of the telephone and, as Edison's chief draftsman, he invented and patented the carbon filament, a significant improvement in the production of the incandescent light bulb. Over the course of his career, Latimer supervised the installation of street lighting and the construction of electric plants in many American cities, as well as London and Montreal.

Today, the New York City landmark's exhibitions and public programs call attention to Latimer’s and other African Americans’ contributions to science, technology and American life.

Hours: Tue. -Thu. & Sat. 11am - 4pm.

(718) 961-8585


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