Boxing - Lower East Side #general


S Morochnick <bodiam@...>
 

Would anyone know of a good resouce for Jewish Boxers in the Lower East
Side, Manhattan during the 1920's -30's? My grandfather and one of his
brothers boxed in a building called the "Christen Dora House" (spelling
uncertain). I understand the building housed the NYC Welfare Department in
the 1950's and 60's.

Thanks,
Stephen Morochnick


Stephen Warshall <s_warshall@...>
 

I don't know abt boxers, but "Christen Dora House" is surely
Christodora House, which has been discussed on JewishGen
(check the Discussion Archives). By the way, you should check
the Archives under both the correct spelling Christodora and a
common variant Christadora.

Stephen Warshall
Gloucester MA


Stephen Morochnik wrote: -

Would anyone know of a good resouce for Jewish Boxers
in the Lower East Side, Manhattan during the 1920's -30's? My
grandfather and one of his brothers boxed in a building called the
"Christen Dora House" (spelling uncertain). I understand the
building housed the NYC Welfare Department in
the 1950's and 60's.
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ROBERT WEISS
 

In a message dated 11/16/03 9:31:04 AM, Stephen Morochnick writes:

<< My grandfather and one of his

brothers boxed in a building called the "Christen Dora House" (spelling

uncertain). I understand the building housed the NYC Welfare Department

in the 1950's and 60's. >>

There is a photo and brief desciption of the building in "The Lower East
Side" by Ronald Sanders, Dover Publications, NY 1979. "Christadora House,
founded in 1897, was one of New York's great community centers. The 16-
story structure on the corner of Avenue B and East 9th Street was built
in the 1920's."

My wife and her siblings used to get free dental services there in the
1930's and 40's as children.

Bob Weiss
Northridge, CA


Ira Leviton
 

A question yesterday was "Would anyone know of a good resouce for
Jewish Boxers in the Lower East Side, Manhattan during the 1920's -30's?
My grandfather and one of his brothers boxed in a building called the
"Christen Dora House" (spelling uncertain). I understand the building
housed the NYC Welfare Department in the 1950's and 60's."

I believe that it's the Christadora House. Although I did not find any
specific mention of boxing, go to
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indiv/rare/guides/Christodora/ for
more information. There are other references to it on Internet search
engines.

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.
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