Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Henry Steinway

After emigrating from Germany along with his wife and four sons, Henry Steinway, born Steinweg, worked for piano makers in New York before starting his own company -–Steinway & Sons-- in 1853. Before long,  Steinway’s concert pianos became synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. A year before his 1871 death, Steinway purchased land in Astoria, Queens, relocating his business. The company remains in Queens to this day and a main thoroughfare –Steinway Street—is name in his honor. The Steinway family’s grand mausoleum in Green-Wood Cemetery has room for 128 entombments.

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  1. I've been reading through your blog and have really enjoyed the individual stories and of course the photographs. Thank you for sharing this!

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  2. Thank you Terri! Comments like yours make it so worthwhile. Hope you'll continue to visit this site.

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