Lewis H. Latimer House
Flushing, New York
Conservation, restoration and adaptation into a museum of the 1887 Queen Anne style Lewis H. Latimer House for the City of New York. Former home of the noted African-American inventor, Lewis Howard Latimer and an individually designated landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Lewis Howard Latimer invented an improved production for light bulb filaments and an improved toilet system for railroad cars. He married Gerald F. Norman, the first black hired as a high school teacher in the New York City public school system.