By all accounts, George Westinghouse Jr. had a healthy amount of love and respect for his parents, George Sr. and Emmeline. They, no doubt, loved him in return, even if they didn’t always encourage some of his best ideas.
For example, George Sr. felt his son’s experimentation with an air brake would be a complete and dismal failure. The son proved father wrong on that count, but when it came to his mother and their biggest issue — her residence — she never yielded. If he wanted to build a nice house on a hill just south of the city, he could go right ahead. She, however, wasn’t going to live there.
The Bond Funeral Home, situated at 1614 Guilderland Ave. just off of Broadway, was built in 1887 by George Westinghouse Jr. for his mother just three years following the death of George Sr. Posted on January 25, 2009.
The Bond Funeral Home at 1614 Guilderland Avenue was built in 1887 by George Westinghouse Jr. for his mother. She never lived there, remaining in her home in downtown Schenectady until she died in 1895.
Hezekiah R. Hegeman, a Westinghouse & Company vice-president, sits on the front porch of the Westinghouse House soon after purchasing the home in 1891.
The detailed wooden mantel inside the Bond Funeral Home looks very much like it did when George Westinghouse Jr. built the house in 1887.
A model of a historical ship rests upon a shelf in the business section of the Bond Funeral Home.
Bond Funeral Home owner and proprietor Robert Bond shows off his old pull-chain toilet still in use in the private section of the house located on the second floor.
Bond Funeral Home owner and proprietor Robert Bond points out the woodwork on a first-floor fireplace mantel.
Owner Robert Bond checks out his merchandise in the casket showcase room at the Bond Funeral Home.