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Gordon Sign Company (1904-2012)


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 1 Collection or Record:

Gordon Sign Company Traveling Billboard, between 1930-1940

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