Events , Programs , Tours

Steinway Village: A Socialist Utopia -12.6

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Via Zoom

Steinway Village, developed by William Steinway in c. 1870, was intended to be a kind of “Socialist Utopia” where his employees could simultaneously live in a rural, bucolic neighborhood and next to the Steinway & Sons factory. The employees lived in quality-built houses designed by architects and benefited from working at one of the most successful and world-renowned companies. Steinway Village contained not only the Steinway factory but also a silk factory and the first automobile factory in the country, as well as schools, a shopping district, and North Beach Amusement Park.

Notable points on the tour of this Six to Celebrate neighborhood led by Bob Singleton, Executive Director of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, are the Steinway & Sons factory, the Steinway Mansion, the Modern Art Foundry a.k.a. Steinway Stables, the Astoria Reformed Church, and the previously proposed historic district of Steinway Village.

Friend of HDC / Senior $15; General Admission $20

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