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Lewis Latimer House Museum

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About The Landmark

The Lewis Latimer House Museum in Flushing Queens was home to one of the United States’ greatest African American inventors. Lewis H. Latimer lived in this house from 1902 until his death in 1928.

Latimer, the son of fugitive slaves, worked with many famous inventors of his day. He was a pioneer in electric lighting and invented the long-lasting and affordable carbon filament for light bulbs. He was very active in the cultural and civic life of New York and his home was a gathering place for African American artists and civil rights leaders.

Learn more about Latimer and his important contributions by watching our video and then visiting this landmarked Queen-Anne-style wooden house museum. Plan Your Visit 34-41 137th St. Flushing, Queens. For hours and directions, visit lewislatimerhouse.org

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