Tucked back on a tree-lined drive, 2 Summit Road sits with a vantage over both Summit and Follen Road. The craftsman colonial house was built in 1922. Robert Jemison Van de Graaff, American physicist and inventor purchased the house in 1955. He built the first prototype of the now world-famous Van de Graaff Generator. Commonly experienced in demonstrations in science museums to the delight of schoolchildren experiencing the thrill of “lightning bolts” inside large globes and hair standing on end, modern Van de Graaff generators, in tandem, can generate an astounding amount of power. The current residents of 2 Summit Road report Van de Graaff “acolytes” from all over still make a pilgrimage to see a glimpse of this astonishingly creative thinker’s home.