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Gordon Sign Company (1904-2012)

 Organization

The Gordon Sign Company was founded by Harry A. Gordon in 1904. It is the oldest full-service sign company in the United States. Harry Abraham Gordon was born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1878 and settled in Denver, Colorado shortly before he founded the Company. He married Ester Nisenbaum on June 4, 1911 in Denver. Harry Gordon died in Denver on March 1949. His two sons, Edward and Leonard Gordon took over the company in the 1940s and later started one of the largest neon sign companies in Colorado. The company was purchased by investors in 2012, but the Gordon Sign Company name was retained by the successor company.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Box 1, 2018

 File — Box: B421.01.0001
Identifier: B421.01.0001
Overview The Gordon Sign Company was founded by Harry A. Gordon in 1904. It is the oldest full-service sign company in the United States. Harry Abraham Gordon was born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1878 and settled in Denver, Colorado shortly before he founded the Company. His two sons, Edward and Leonard Gordon took over the company in the 1940s and later started one of the largest neon sign companies in Colorado. The collection contains a book of photographs of Gordon neon signs, "Gordon Neon: A Family...
Dates: 2018

Gordon Neon

 Series
Identifier: B421.01

Gordon Sign Company, between 1910-1920

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0009.00062
Overview Interior view of the Gordon Sign Company with men and boys at work. Third from the left is Leo Gordon and man seated second from the right is Harry Gordon. The others are unidentified. Harry Gordon migrated from Lithuania to New York before settling in Denver.
Dates: between 1910-1920

Gordon Sign Company, circa 1905

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0009.00064
Overview Three unidentified men stand in front of the Gordon Sign Company. Harry Gordon migrated from Lithuania to New York before settling in Denver, where he founded the Gordon Sign Company in 1904.
Dates: circa 1905

Gordon Sign Company Traveling Billboard, between 1930-1940

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0009.00063
Overview Unidentified man standing beside the Gordon Sign Co. traveling billboard. Advertised on the billboard is ''Dave Shade vs. Al Webster, 10 Rounds 10, To-night, Stockyards.'' Top of billboard says, ''For advertising on this traveling billboard call the Gordon Sign Co. 'Everything under the sun in signs' 1714 Arapahoe St. phone Champa 828.'' Harry Gordon migrated from Lithuania to New York before settling in Denver, where he founded the Gordon Sign Company.
Dates: between 1930-1940