It's elegant, it's shady, and it's filled with firsts! Schenectady City Historian, Chris Leonard leads us on a walking tour of the historic GE Realty Plot neighborhood. Did you know that the GE Realty Plot was home the first practical demonstration of radar in the US occurred in the GE Realty Plot?
Or that first TV signal was received in the GE Plot?
Or that scenes from the movie Place Beyond the Pines were filmed in the GE Realty Plot?
Discover these dynamic events and the unique cast of characters who have called “The Plot” their home. The tour includes stories and anecdotes about GE inventors and executives, Schenectady business and political leaders, entertainers, and incomparable individuals, as well as the formation of The Plot and ongoing efforts to protect these stately homes.
Price: $20/person, which includes entry into one of the homes, and a 15-minute break with snacks on its large front porch.
Location: The tour meets at Steinmetz Memorial Park on Wendell Avenue, next to the Unitarian Church (1221 Wendell Ave.). (Not Steinmetz Park on Rosa Road)
Time: Tours start at 9 AM sharp and last approximately 2 hours
Parking: There is ample parking on Wendell Ave and surrounding streets. Please do not park in the Unitarian Church parking lot.
Details: Tour groups are limited to 25 people on a first come first serve basis, so purchase your tickets at https://bit.ly/2uu6Vds or call 518 225-2924 to reserve your place if you wish to pay cash. There are no physical tickets for the tour. You will be contacted shortly after you purchase tickets to verify your spot on the tour.
Proceeds for the tour go to the Schenectady County Historical Society, the GE Realty Plot Association, and the Office of the City Historian of Schenectady.