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Gordon, Edward J., 1913-2000

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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. Edward Gordon was born in Denver on April 15, 1913 and married Marion Feldman on May 12, 1946. He died in Denver on December 30, 2000.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Box 1, 2018

 File — Box: B421.01.0001
Identifier: B421.01.0001
Abstract 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 Sign Company

 Collection — Box: B421.01.0001
Identifier: B421
Abstract The Gordon Sign Company was founded by Harry A. Gordon in 1904. It is the oldest full-service sign company in the United States. 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. Gabriella Marks and Debra Nichols, granddaughters of Leonard Gordon, published a book in 2018 with...
Dates: 2018

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