George Eastman brought photography into the homes of everyday people with his invention of the Kodak camera in 1888 and the Brownie camera in 1900. In 1903 he began construction of this 50 room mansion in Rochester, New York, finishing in 1905 at a cost of $335,000. On March 14, 1932 he took his own life in the master bedroom. He willed the mansion to the University of Rochester and in 1949 it was opened as a museum. The house went through a major renovation from 1989 to 1990 which restored it to its original look. Today the museum houses one of the world's largest film and photography archives.