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Gordon, Leonard , 1916-2008

 Person

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. Leonard Gordon was born in Denver, Colorado on May 30, 1916 and died in Denver September 5, 2008. He married his high school sweetheart Selma Lee Katz on August 8, 1937. Two of their granddaughters produced a photography book on the Gordon neon signs.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Attendees at a Reunion of Emanuel Confirmands, 1992 August 23

 Item
Identifier: B063.06.0006.00064
Abstract Several Emanuel Confirmands from 1916-1942 pose together in Temple Emanuel during a reunion. Left to right first row: Joan (Heidenheimer) Travis, Celia (Atlavaick) Meyers, Betty (Fine) Striker, Marjorie (Bernick) Grimes, Dee (Rosenblum) Paul, Patty (Jacobs) Baum, Edna Conner, Bobbie (Milstein) Cook, Mildred (Menkovsky) Karden. Second row: Joan (Goodney) Axelrod, Phyllis (Atlavaick) Reckler, Jean (Hershorn) Segal, Billie (Reichart) Silversmith, Bobbi (Barnett) Tobias, Peggy (Frankel) Crane, Beth...
Dates: 1992 August 23

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 Records

 Collection — Box: B421.01.0001
Identifier: B421