Tucked behind the brick home with the green tile roof, at 712 Summit Avenue ( between Dewey and Yanceyville Streets), is this little building to the left of the garage. Likely, it was the kitchen to the stately mansion built in 1926 for the family of Sigmund Steinberger. In the pre-air conditioning days, having a separate kitchen kept the main house cooler and also decreased chances of a house fire. Additionally, it was not uncommon for Jewish families to maintain two kitchens to accommodate the requirements of a kosher kitchen. Sigmund Sternberg also built nearby Revolution Mill on Yanceyville Street,* located not too far from the Summit Avenue property. Today, the Sternberger house is an arts center that includes studio and gallery space. The above outbuilding is not open to the public. It sure looks charming. We can't wait to return to see how it looks as the leaves change color.
You can see the main building and learn more about its current purpose, here. Read, here, to learn more about kosher kitchens, general rules, and misconceptions. Given that Saturdays are the Jewish Sabbath, it seems fitting to feature a building built by a Jewish Greensboro family. Shabbat Shalom!
*read article, here.