Jewish businesspeople -- Colorado -- Denver
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 68 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Grossman family emigrated to America from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and moved to Denver because of tuberculosis. Abraham Grossman was an active member of the traditional Beth Ha Medrosh Hagodol (BMH) Synagogue and later of the Oheb Zedek Congregation which broke away from BMH in 1911. The Oheb Zedek Congregation rejoined the parent synagogue toward the end of the Great Depression. Abraham Grossman was the proprietor of the Grossman's Haberdashery, located on Sixteenth Street in Denver,...
Overview File contains one envelope with "Harry Harris Coal & Wood Co. 2121 16th St., Denver, COLO." printed on it in green, as well as "Wadge or Pinnacle Coal" with a logo picture.
Overview Harry Pells was Jewish businessman in Denver, CO. He owned and operated an insurance agency and was an active marine. Harry Pells enlisted in the Army in both WWI and WWII. He was later involved in veterans’ organizations, such as the Jewish War Veterans and the American Legion where he organized a toy drive that sent over 50,000 toys to Europe. Collection contains personal papers, news clippings, pamphlets and, a newsletter related to Harry Pells from 1918 through 1986.
Dates: Other: 1918-1986
Overview Interview covers the history of the Imperial Cap Co.
Dates: 1985 December 1
Overview File contains two checks from the J.L. Brown Hide Company at 1821 15th Street, Denver, CO from January of 1929. Benjamin Sosny owned the company and his youngest daughter, Sylvia Sosny's photo appears on the checks. File also contains one printed page from 2007 about the acquisition of these checks from Eileen and David Naiman, who donated them to Beck Archives.
Overview Jesse Kortz was owner of twelve (12) Kortz and Lee jewelry stores across Colorado, owner of some banks, and fundraiser for General Rose Hospital, Beth Israel hospital and home for the aged, and a number of other organizations. He was a trustee of General Rose Hospital.
Dates: April 23, 1952 - August 4, 1989
Overview Joseph Solomon was born in Essen, Prussia on May 14, 1840. He moved to Nashville when he was 19 and opened a clothing store there. He married Emma Adler in 1865 and moved to Kentucky 9 years later with their 3 children. They moved again to Denver in 1878, now with 6 children, and Joseph opened a pawn and loan business and helped to found the early Jewish congregations in Denver. He operated a dry goods business for the miners in Alma, CO and owned the "Daisy Mine." He died in 1901 of what the...
Dates: 1880-circa 1992
Overview Benjamin Levand was in the real estate business in Denver and died in 1932. Three of his sons became owners and publishers of the Wichita Beacon newspaper. One of Benjamin's sons, John Levand, organized 250 Denver Post newsboys to advertise and attend a melodrama at the Curtis Theater in 1908