Charles Steinmetz House in Schenectady, New York, 1930-1946

Summary

General Electric owned an exclusive "realty plot," divided into lots for prominent employees. Charles Steinmetz, a leading electrical engineer, constructed a large home (completed in 1903) and laboratory there. Steinmetz kept cacti and other exotic plants in a greenhouse attached to the three-story brick house he shared with his adopted son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren until his death in 1923.

General Electric owned an exclusive "realty plot," divided into lots for prominent employees. Charles Steinmetz, a leading electrical engineer, constructed a large home (completed in 1903) and laboratory there. Steinmetz kept cacti and other exotic plants in a greenhouse attached to the three-story brick house he shared with his adopted son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren until his death in 1923.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1930-1946

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Museum Vertical File 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1798.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10.5 in

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