Elihu Thomson home and Erickson homes


Elihu Thomson home and Erickson homes




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22 Monument Avenue, Swampscott, MA, 01907

Distant exterior view of the residence of Elihu Thomson (foreground) and Erickson homes on Monument Avenue. The light-colored roof of Thomson's observatory is just visible to the right side of the house.;Elihu Thomson, the founder of General Electric, came to the area in order to electrify the shoe factories in Lynn, Mass. This Georgian Revival house, built in 1889, had a a finely detailed exterior "with a railing on the flat hip roof surmounted by urns, broken scroll pedicments over the dormers, and a columned proticol entrance."--from Images of America : Swampscott, Turino and Mathias, 1996. Thomson was a "fancier of astronomy" ... [and] used his observatory and telescope to make regular studies of the heavens above."--from Swampscott, Massachusetts : celebrating 150 years, 1852-2002, Swampscott Historical Commission, 2002


Dwellings -- Massachusetts -- Swampscott -- Pictorial works; Buildings -- Massachusetts -- Swampscott -- Pictorial works.

Swampscott (Mass.) -- History -- Pictorial works.



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Swampscott Buildings

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"Elihu Thomson home and Erickson homes," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7934, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/7934 (accessed September 24, 2017).