The Judd Family papers trace the involvement of the Judd family in the construction industry which began with Abraham Judelowitz who arrived in Denver in the 1880s and was instrumental in the building of the first Beth haMedrosh (BMH) Synagogue. His son, Samuel Judd was born in Denver in 1892 and began as an architect and engineer at the Bureau of Reclamation in 1918. He selected sites and designed many large dams, including Hoover dam. He was the city planner for Boulder City, Nevada and Page, Arizona. Samuel Judd was head of Architectural and Structural Design Section of the United States Bureau of Reclamation from 1935 until retiring in 1962 and was Denver's Building Inspector in 1963. Samuel Judd directed the design and construction of the first Hebrew Educational Alliance Building and the Gaylord Street BMH building. The Judd Construction Company founded in 1949 by E. James Judd who was Samuel Judd's son.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Copy of the Judd (Judelovitz or Judelowitz) Family Tree edited by Stanley H. Judd in 1992. A newer version of this family tree can be found in Box 2 of Winograd Judd Family Papers, B266. Judd family tree included because Joe Bernstein married Estelle (Esther) Pollock, a Judd family descendant.
Daughter of Abrahm & Fannie Vear Juddlowitz from Lithuania, came to Denver. Family had 7 boys and 2 girls. Interview covers activities in Denver, JCRS, Ex-Patients home and BMH.