I missed the ceremony, but both the Albany Times Union and the Schenectady Gazette have photo galleries of the event. See “Statue of Edison, Steinmetz unveiled in Schenectady“, (Albany Times Union, May 22, 2015); and “Edison, Steinmetz statues unveiled in Schenectady” (Gazette, Mar 22, 2015).
The TU tells us that the wind blew the canvas off the statutes prematurely, while Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara was addressing the crowd. Decide for yourself whether wind power was making itself known.
Last month, Brian Merriam, the Schenectady native and local businessman who led the campaign to erect statues of the prolific inventors, said: “This is about 100 years overdue.” “Edison, Steinmetz statues slated for park near Schenectady GE” (Schenectady Daily Gazette, by Bethany Bump, April 10, 2015).
The blue skies and puffy white clouds lured me out late this afternoon to welcome Edison and Steinmetz to our neighborhood. They stand only four block down Ferry Street from the Stockade’s beloved Lawrence the Indian. The following Slideshow has a few perspectives on the new statues.
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Above: photos of Steinmetz’s first Schenectady home, 53 Washington Ave. in the Stockade (click to enlarge the images).