NATHAN ARONOWITZ - Significant in the promotion of industry in The Bronx and well known throughout New York
for the excellence of his own product, Nathan Aronowitz is president of the City Fireproof Door Company, No. 820
Whittier Street, The Bronx. The company deals in lumber, fireproof doors and metal covered woodwork, and has for
its product the approval of the National Board of Fire Underwriters. Mr. Aronowitz was born in Vashir, Roumania,
September 25, 1885, son of Abraham and Gertrude Aronowitz. His father died in 1892. The son attended the public
schools in his native country and night school in New York City after his arrival there at the age of sixteen,
in 1901. In 1910 he established in association with partners, the City Kalamein Door Company, whose business he
did much to further until 1925, when he withdrew from the partnership. He founded the City Fireproof Door Company,
incorporated it, and was elected president. Under his aggressive and able management, the business has greatly
prospered and made a very definite place for itself in the city with its manufactured product of fireproof and
fire resisting doors. He is also a builder of apartment and two family houses, and a dealer in lumber and real
Mr. Aronowitz is a member of Lodge No. 933, Free and Accepted Masons, the Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of
the Mystic Shrine, and of the Democratic Club, North Hand. He is also affiliated with the Building Industry League,
The Bronx Board of Trade, and the Fellowship Club. His religious connection is with the Jacob Schiff Center.
In Brooklyn, New York, on June 24, 1905, Nathan Aronowitz married Sarah Schwartz, whose parents are dead. Children:
Edith, born in February, 1906; Ida; Flossie; Albert; Cecelia; and Robert.
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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