The Nation’s First Elevator Museum

Patrick Carrajat, a retired elevator executive, has opened the nation’s first elevator museum in Long Island City, New York. The 700 square foot facility holds rare artifacts like a steam pressure gauge from the late 19th century, as well as advertising and other elevator-themed curiosities. Carrajat aims to preserve a history he feels is disappearing. He hopes to expand the collection to fill about 5,000 feet. Visit the museum’s official website to learn more about this “nexus of the elevator world.”

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