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Jordon and Essie Perlmutter Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B401
Jordon Perlmutter was born in 1931 to immigrant parents and died in Denver on December 7, 2015. He was a Denver builder, real estate developer, and property manager. In 1951, he founded Perl-Mack Enterprises with his cousin Sam Primack. Perl Mack introduced the concept of planned communities in Denver in Northglenn, Southglenn and Montbello. In the 1983 Perl-Mack was dissolved and Jordon and his eldest son Jay founded Perlmutter and Company. Jordon Perlmutter was a trustee of the University of Denver for 15 years. He married Essie Lou Goldberg in 1953. Both Jordon and Essie grew up on Denver's west side and both served on many board of directors. The collection contains personal papers, information on Perlmutter Enterprises, and digital copies of photograph books. The collection contains personal papers, information on Perlmutter Enterprises, and digital copies of photograph books.

Dates

  • 1986-2016

Creator

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (letter document box and wrapped item)

Biographical / Historical

Jordon Perlmutter was born in 1931 to Abe and Dora Perlmutter and died in Denver on December 7, 2015. He attended the University of Denver on an athletic scholarship. He enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict before he received his degree. He was a Denver builder, real estate developer, and property manager. In 1951, he founded Perl-Mack Enterprises with his cousin Sam Primack. Perl Mack introduced the concept of planned communities in Denver in Northglenn, southglenn and Montbello. Perl-Mack also built regional shopping centers, industrial projects, Parks, schools and community facilities. In the 1983 Perl-Mack was dissolved and Jordon and his eldest son Jay founded Perlmutter and Company. Jordon Perlmutter raised $14 million and built Beth Israel at Shalom Park, a long-term residential care facility for the elderly. He was honored by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce in 2009 and was a trustee of the University of Denver for 15 years. Jordon Perlmutter married Essie Lou Goldberg in 1953. Essie Perlmutter was born in Denver, Colorado and graduated from Loretta Heights College. Both she and Jordon grew up on Denver's west side and were the parents of four grown children. Jordon Perlmutter served on many board of directors, including Rose Medical Center and the Anti-Defamation League Executive Committee. Essie was an active member of the following boards: Beth Israel Home, the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, Kempe Center, the Denver Center for the Performing arts, the Mizel Museum and the Mayor's Commission for the Arts.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Denver CO 80208
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