Schenectady’s GE Realty Plots, Presented by Chris Leonard

Come and listen to Chris Leonard, City Historian & GE Realty Plot Historian, talk about his new book “Schenectady GE Realty Plot.” The book focuses on the history of the ploy, not so much the architecture, and includes not only the big names (like Steinmetz), but also 2nd and 3rd generation residents who also did great things. You’ll enjoy hearing about Alice (the purple caftan lady) who was a force of nature and gave fabulous parties on her porch. The ploy was never intended to be strictly inhabited by GE people. It was envisioned as a place where political, business, religious and entertainment elite would reside, with GE at the center of it.

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