Monday, April 6, 2009

BUTCHERTOWN and the BOSS' DESK


I randomly stumbled on this place while looking for gas.



Thomas Edison, inventor of the Walt Disney and other dangerous robots, lived in this house for one year from 1866-1867 working for Western Union at the age of 19. The neighborhood was called Butchertown because of Edison's horrible crimes.





This furniture is a best guess re-creation of his work space.

I asked the woman who worked there if it's true about Edison never really sleeping and instead taking 20 minute naps and also when in his life he got tons of people to help him and she said, yes it's true and very early because one of his youthful inventions made him a lot of dough. When I groaned, she inquired with a smirk, "Are you an inventor?" I said no, I just wish I could work that much. According to the Thomas Edison House website "One night in 1867, he was working with a battery when he spilled sulphuric acid onto the floor. It ran between the floorboards and onto his boss' desk below. The next morning he was fired." That event marked the end of his stay in Louisville. I know how he feels.

3 comments:

  1. "Safe Place" means you can drop off your unwanted children without fear of reprimand or questioning by the local authorities. *ching*

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  2. omg, you're serious! But, but ... that was a Wendy's.

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  3. That's great! Don't you see? That means the newborn infant or 10 year old child can dine on healthy fries and squareburgers as he awaits his next foster family!

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