Louis Latimer House
Louis Howard Latimer was a pioneer in the early days of electrical engineering. In 1879, Latimer invented the carbon filament, making incadescent lamps practical and affordable, and he went on to patent several additional improvements to the light bulb. In 1885, Latimer began working at the Edison Electric Light Company (now General Electric), eventually being named chief draftsman. Latimer authored Incadescent Lighting a foundational text for modern electrical engineering theory and practice. He was also the company's chief patent investigator and expert witness.
Latimer purchased this house in Flushing in 1902 and lived there until his death in 1928. The house is currently a museum with irregular hours. It was not open for it's scheduled hours when I visited and you would be well-advised to call and speak with someone before venturing here.
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