Elihu Thomson home and Erickson homes

  • Elihu Thomson home and Erickson homes
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Title provided by cataloger
  • Date estimated
  • 1910


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