187 MARLBOROUGH ROAD, Prospect Park South

by Kevin Walsh

Every house has a story and there are plenty of beautiful houses to be found in Prospect Park South, where FNY toured in spring 2011 — have 4 years passed since then?

This magnificent Tudor was commissioned by Charles Stillwell, an associate of Thomas Edison. Stillwell, an inventor himself, unsuccessfully experimented with an incandescent bulb, but an accident in the laboratory rendered him blind. Edison married Stillwell’s sister. The building contains 8 wood burning fireplaces, and the ā€œSā€ for Stillwell remains on the brick chimney.

More of Prospect Park South’s houses in Brenda Becker’s Crazy Stable.

4/9/15

 

2 comments

Andy Koeppel April 10, 2015 - 12:46 am

Although I don’t think there was a family connection between Charles Stillwell and the family from Gravesend whose name is on the street that goes to Coney Island, your comments would be appreciated.

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Kiwiwriter April 16, 2015 - 3:13 pm

Mary Stillwell Edison is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Newark. His second wife is buried next to the great inventor on the grounds at Glenmont in West Orange.

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