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Thomas Edison also invented the concrete house, researcher says


Unknown to many people, however, is that many Edison houses remain standing in towns surrounding West Orange, New Jersey, where Edison's factory was located and is now a National Historic Park. On the park grounds is even a prototype of Edison's concrete house.

"Edison's one-of-a-kind system was patented for the purpose of building a single, repeatable structure without any parts, with a single act of construction," said Burgermaster, "And, remarkably, 100 years later many of these houses remain standing."

This paper analyzed Edison's invention of a single-pour system for concrete construction as a novel application of this material's dynamic behavior and speculated on its role in the development of a type of integrated building anatomy that, perhaps inadvertently, also invented the idea of a seamless architecture.

Originally motivated by the objective of providing a cost-effective prototype for the working-class home, this early experiment in was one of Modernism's first attempts to construct a building with a single material.

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Comment by Dracula Tepish
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revisionist history at its worst thomas edison did not invent nothing he stole all of his inventions from other people who worked for him just like westinghouse did gee what do they have in common electircity and the real inventor who made them rich the NAME IS NIKOLA TESLA so this article is a fraud 

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