1879A desperate economic situation for Johannes Steinhäuser
For over a decade Steinhäuser could manage the undercapitalized business with financial support from relatives and with the various positions he was offered, but in 1879 the economic situation worsened.
Johannes Steinhäuser’s stepfather, a wealthy merchant from Bremen, intervened to optimize the transfer of Steinhäuser’s commercial rights over to the Wiener- Union Baugesellschaft, which had already represented Steinhäuser’s interests in Vienna in the past. The contract went into effect on 1 July 1881. Johannes Steinhäuser remained in the firm holding the post of artistic director until he died in 1892.