MORRIS MARCUS - Connected with the plumbing business for almost a quarter of a century, ever since coming to
this country from his native Russia in 1902, Mr. Marcus has been president of the firm of Marcus & Barkin,
Inc., since its organization in 1916, with offices in recent years at No. 4182 Park Avenue, The Bronx. A general
plumbing contracting business is conducted there most successfully by this concern, which recently has also entered
the real estate and building business, their first building operation, early in 1922, being the erection of a six
story apartment house at No. 83 West One Hundred and Eighty eighth Street, The Bronx.
Morris Marcus was born in Vilna, Russia, May 15, 1883, a son of Isidor and Edna Marcus, both natives of Russia,
where they resided until their deaths. He came to this country in 1902 as a young man of nineteen years, after
having been educated in the public schools of Vilna. Settling in New York City, he continued his education by attending
the public night schools and at the same time working in the daytime as a plumber. He became a thorough expert
in this trade and in 1916 organized a company of his own, which was incorporated under the laws of New York State
and which since then has been known as Marcus & Barkin, Inc. Their first shop and offices were located at No.
454 East One Hundred and Sixty eighth Street and later at No. 4182 Park Avenue, The Bronx, from which they eventually
were moved to the present location, No. 1464 Boston Road. Mr. Marcus is a member of the Independent Order of B'rith
Abraham, the Building Industry League, and the Master Plumbers' Association, while his religious affiliations are
with the Washington Heights Temple.
Mr. Marcus married, in New York City, in September, 1906, Anna Gordon. Mr. and Mrs. Marcus are the parents of two
children: 1. Edna, born May 24, 1909. 2. Herbert, born December 7, 1914. The family home is located at No. 281
Wadsworth Avenue, The Bronx.
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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