West Colfax (Denver, Colo.)
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Exterior view of Beth Israel Hospital and Geriatric Center in Denver, Colorado. Beth Israel was founded in 1905 and was located on the west side of Denver at 16th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard. Pictured are the Guldman and Dupler Buildings.
Overview Topics covered: Born in Poland, came to America with a friend at 12 years old, came directly to Denver, West Colfax; worked as a seamstress and dressmaker, worked constantly to bring her family over from Poland one by one; lived in boarding house, went to school at night to learn English; family came over and they all lived together, father fixed watches, she never married; life on West side.
Overview Topics covered: Lived in a poor village in Russia, mother would buy and sell chickens and eggs and father cattle, did housework in Russia, no opportunities there; brother came straight to Denver and worked in cattle; she came to US through NY, took train to Denver; she worked in a cigar factory, took some night school but quit, learned English from brother’s children; married, had 4 children, left husband but didn't divorce him; always lived on West Side, religious life.