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Overview Sam Bloom was born in Denver, Colorado in 1911. His parents were Pizer and Ida Strait Bloom. Pizer was born in Poland in 1885 and Ida was born in New York City in 1894. The couple opened Downing Coal and Feed store in Denver, Colorado. Sam Bloom married Lillian Gershowitz in 1937 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. They became the parents of three children: Alan Bloom, Barbara Bloom, and Marshall Bloom. Sam Bloom and his parents grew Downing's Hardware Store into the largest appliance store in...
Found in: Special Collections and Archives