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Thomas Edison House

The Thomas Edison House, an unassuming-looking cottage in the historic Butchertown neighborhood, was once the residence of one of the world’s greatest inventors: Thomas Alva Edison, creator of the incandescent light bulb, the electric vote recorder, and the motion picture camera.

Today the cottage houses a public museum. Its collection includes both cylinder and disc phonographs and an Edison Kinetoscope, the first home motion picture projector.

For more on Edison and his time in Louisville, see our previous Etcetera feature on the prolific inventor.

Program 213
Norton Commons traditional neighborhood development, behind-the-scenes at UPS, and a visit to Thomas Edison's Louisville home. Also this program, a rare interview with the first lady of Louisville, Madeline Abramson. (#213)