Charles Steinmetz Cabin

Summary

This cabin was originally located on a steep bank overlooking a tributary of the Mohawk River, just outside of Schenectady, New York. Its simplicity was a contrast to the General Electric laboratories where Steinmetz spent his workweek. It served as a getaway -- for quiet study or writing, but also for more animated weekend camp gatherings for selected friends and associates.

This cabin was originally located on a steep bank overlooking a tributary of the Mohawk River, just outside of Schenectady, New York. Its simplicity was a contrast to the General Electric laboratories where Steinmetz spent his workweek. It served as a getaway -- for quiet study or writing, but also for more animated weekend camp gatherings for selected friends and associates.

Artifact

Cabin (House)

Date Made

1896

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, New York, Schenectady 

Creator Notes

Built in 1896 on the banks of Viele Creek in the Mohawk Valley near Schenectady, New York.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Porches and Parlors District

Object ID

30.632.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Joseph R. Hayden.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Brick (Clay product)

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