Edison’s Lab Designated Historic Landmark

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -
Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park lab workers. (Thomas Edison Historic Park)
Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park lab workers. (Thomas Edison Historic Park)

Thomas Edison’s reconstructed Menlo Park Laboratory that’s located at a suburban Detroit history attraction has been designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.

A ceremony took place Saturday in Dearborn, and the Detroit Section of the American Chemical Society planned a noontime “chemical magic show.” The designation is part of an American Chemical Society’s program recognizing chemical research and developments by Edison.

The laboratory originally was located in New Jersey. Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford had staff reconstruct the lab from photographs and original materials. Greenfield Village is part of The Henry Ford, which also includes Henry Ford Museum.