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Steinmetz car gets prominent spot at Union College

Union College student Shayna Han reads the information placard about Charles Steinmetz's 1914 Electric Car on display in the WOLD Center on campus on Wednesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Union College student Shayna Han reads the information placard about Charles Steinmetz's 1914 Electric Car on display in the WOLD Center on campus on Wednesday.
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Perhaps it doesn’t quite say “Union College” like the Nott Memorial or Chester A. Arthur’s statue, but Charles Steinmetz’s electric car is still one of the campus’s more iconic symbols. Wednesday afternoon, on Steinmetz’s 149th birthday, college officials made sure the 1914 Duplex Drive Brougham will remain a popular part of school lore by putting it back on display in the first-floor corridor between the Peter Irving Wold Center and the Olin Center just northeast ...


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