- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-Captioned, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: September 14, 2002
One illuminated America. The other put the nation on the road. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford transformed the world with their inventions. They shared a friendship that spanned decades. And the fortunes they made allowed them to create remarkable homes and estates.
MANSIONS, MONUMENTS AND MASTERPIECES tours the magnificent residences built by the famed inventors. Bothered by the stream of visitors drawn to his Detroit home, Henry Ford led the move of the auto tycoons to Dearborn, where he spent $2 million creating Fairlane, an idyllic estate boasting a man-made lake, gardens and a pony barn.
In New Jersey, Edison--who rarely left his laboratory--included a sprawling home, barn, greenhouse and landscaping by Alexander Jackson Davis in his Glenmont estate, which was a wedding gift to his young bride. And in Florida, the two friends built neighboring vacation homes that are preserved today as a single complex.
Seminole Lodge, Edison's winter cottage, has a unique swimming pool designed by the inventor; while Ford's home, Mangoes, still has three "Tin Lizzies" parked in the garage.