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1902 New York City directory Make sense of this please #general


Nachum Tuchman
 

I think that the point of the 1985 fire notice was that it indicates
that the Eldridge street address was a residence, and so would seem to
indicate that the good doctor indeed did live there, even though way
back in 1902, notwithstanding the fact that it is listed first in the
directory and doesn't have an 'h' preceding.

Please excuse my run on sentence. English may be my first language,
but I learned in the States. (Our British friends will certainly
understand).

Nachum Tuchman
Tekoa, Israel

On 7/10/05, ilyaz <ilyaz@earthlink.net> wrote:
This is interesting info, but of no use for me. I'm looking for info c.
1902...

Ilya Zeldes
Fort Myers, Florida


Lisa Lepore <llepore@...>
 

You would need to read the introductory material to the
directory to give you some idea why these addresses look
like this. I think they are 3 work addresses - probably
his Dr.office at 54 Eldridge, some kind of drug manufacturer or
drug store at 76 Forsyth. It's possible he lived at 54 Eldridge as well,
although the directories tend to give the work address first,
then the home address. I don't have any idea of what was at
118 Canal, but maybe it was some kind of health clinic. Again,
check the directory to see if there is an advertising section or
a directory of businesses included in a different section.

If there is no home address listed, it could be because he lived
outside of NYC.

Unless the building was rebuilt at sometime or the address
changed, I think the message >from Evertjan tells us that the
building was probably an apartment house with business
space on the street level. That fire, by the way destroyed
the building, so unfortunately, there is no chance to obtain
a photo.

Try to find this data source for more information on Max -

Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929
edited by Arthur W. Hafner >from a card file owned by the
American Medical Association. It is a 2-volume set of books
you can try to find at your library, and it has been made into a
CD as well.

Also, Eldridge and Forsyth are one block apart >from each other,
and intersect with Canal. They are on the border of Chinatown and
the Lower East Side. There is an effort ongoing now to
restore the Eldridge street Synagogue which is at number 12.

My 2 cents,
Lisa

----- Original Message -----
From: "ilyaz" <ilyaz@earthlink.net>
This is interesting info, but of no use for me. I'm looking for info
c. 1902...

Ilya Zeldes
Fort Myers, Florida


ilyaz <ilyaz@...>
 

Nachum,
I'm not British, but do understand ;)
Just found >from a 1900 census that this 54 Eldridge was his home
address. So you (and some others who suggested the same) must be right.
This was both his home and office.
Thanks for helping.

Ilya Zeldes
Fort Myers, Florida

I think that the point of the 1985 fire notice was that it indicates
that the Eldridge street address was a residence, and so would seem to
indicate that the good doctor indeed did live there, even though way
back in 1902, notwithstanding the fact that it is listed first in the
directory and doesn't have an 'h' preceding.

Please excuse my run on sentence. English may be my first language,
but I learned in the States. (Our British friends will certainly
understand).

Nachum Tuchman
Tekoa, Israel


Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Nachum Tuchman wrote on 11 jul 2005 in soc.genealogy.jewish:
I think that the point of the 1985 fire notice was that it indicates
that the Eldridge street address was a residence, and so would seem to
indicate that the good doctor indeed did live there, even though way
back in 1902, notwithstanding the fact that it is listed first in the
directory and doesn't have an 'h' preceding.
If we acknowledge that we, genealogists long and short, are detectives,
all information can be important.

For instance:

George Gershwin, Letter to Max Abramson (1918)
Library of Congress catalog
<http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip046/2003016160.html>;

The same Max?

The author/entertainer Max Abramson was probably born in 1918 [in NY],
so he probably wouldn't be the recipient.

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Replace all crosses with dots in my emailaddress)


ilyaz <ilyaz@...>
 

Lisa,
it's much more than two cents! Thanks for so much details. Unfortunately, I
have no direct access to the Directory, therefore I have to relay on pieces
of info collected >from elsewhere. Sure, when I was in Salt Lake City at the
library, it was easy to check within an hour everything in a number of
directories. But then I did not search New York... Your suggestion that 54
Eldridge is both a place of work and a home seems to be right. This address
is listed in the 1900 census.
The Directory of the Deceased, unfortunately, would not work because Max
died in 1931... But thanks for the reference, I never heard of it.

Ilya Zeldes
Fort Myers, Florida

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ilyaz <ilyaz@...>
 

Dear Evertjan,
thanks for your reference. Sure, anything could be of importance either
right now or in a long while... As soon as I got your message about
Gershwin's letter to Max Abramson, I run to my local library and looked it
up... Unfortunately, this Max Abramson was a newspaper writer, quite young,
while my Max was a doctor and close to 60 years old... But thank you for
this reference anyway, I've learned something.
Regards,

Ilya Zeldes
Fort Myers, Florida
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