George Eastman House – Rochester, New York (1905)

George Eastman (1854-1932) — the inventor of roll film and who founded the Eastman Kodak Company in in 1889 — built his home in Rochester, New York. The 35,000-square-foot, 50-room Colonial Revival mansion was completed after three years of construction in 1905.

The George Eastman House museum notes: “Mr Eastman’s house presented a classical facade of decorative craftsmanship. Beneath this exterior were such modern conveniences as an electrical generator, an internal telephone system with 21 stations [one of which is shown below], a built-in vacuum cleaning system, a central clock network, an elevator, and a great pipe organ, which made the home itself an instrument, a center of the city’s rich musical life from 1905 until Eastman’s death in 1932.”

Here are just a few of the many rooms at the home itself, taken in 2010.

Inside the home of the man behind Kodak’s success


>> Also featuring this home: The death of George Eastman (1932) 

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