MORRIS A. POLATSCHEK - A native of New York City, Mr. Polatschek has been engaged in the upholstery, house furnishing,
and interior decorating business for many years, ever since he graduated from public school as a boy. For almost
a decade and a half he has been established in this line as president of the firm of M. A. Polatschek, Incorporated,
and throughout all these years his business has been located at No. 18 West Fordham Road, The Bronx. In this part
of The Bronx he is one of the widely known and most highly respected business men, and the great prosperity and
high reputation which his business enjoys is entirely the result of his unremitting efforts, a thorough knowledge
of all its branches, his honesty and his business ability.
Morris A. Polatschek was born in Hungary, January 28, 1878, a son of the late Henry and Regina Polatschek, the
former, deceased in 1918, for many years a successful importer, having come to the United States from Europe as
a young man, and being survived at the time of his death, by his son and by his widow, who died in 1920. Mr. Polatschek
was educated in the public schools of New York, attending Public School No. 22. As a boy he entered the business
in which he is now engaged as the owner of his own establishment and, acquiring an unusually wide experience and
knowledge, it was only natural that, when he decided, in 1912, to found a business of his own, he should meet with
immediate success. The business has grown steadily and, having been in its present location ever since its foundation,
is considered one of the pioneer establishments of its type in that section of The Bronx. He is a member of the
board of directors of the Fordham National Bank and a member of the Hollander Society.
Mr. Polatschek married, in New York City, June 27, 1909, Pauline Guggenheim, a daughter of Solomon and Henrietta
Guggenheim. Mr. and Mrs.Polatschek are the parents of one son, Harold, born March 13, 1910.
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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