SAMUEL SHIREN - No small part of the recent development of Washington Heights in The Bronx and its adaptation
as a comfortable and attractive residence section of New York City has been due to the vision and energy of Samuel
Shiren, builder and general contractor, whose offices are at No. 1190 Tinton Avenue.
Mr. Shiren was born in Manhattan, March 28, 1895, son of Lazarus and Sophie Shirem. His father, born in Spain,
came to this country as a young man and for many years has been a builder located in The Bronx, where he is now
busy with several important pieces of construction. The son attended Public School No. 27, graduating in 1910.
Since 1911 he has been associated with the building industry and has erected and bought and sold business properties
as well as apartment houses in The Bronx and Washington Heights. In fact, Mr. Shiren was the first to build on
the Clarke Estate in the Washington Heights section. He does a thriving business which gives promise of even greater
The call of his country during the World War found Mr. Shiren ready with his services, and he enlisted in the United
States Navy, was trained at Pelham, where he was stationed as a first class seaman. He is a member of the Lions
Club, the Grand Street Boys, the James W. Brown Association, the Builders' Industrial League of The Bronx, the
Automobile Club of The Bronx and that of America.
In The Bronx, October 15, 1922, Samuel Shiren married Clara Cinader, daughter of Charles Cinader, a leading manufacturer
of coats and suits. To Mr. and Mrs. Shiren was born a son, Norman Shiren, February 7, 1925. The family residence
is at No. 1325 Grand Concourse.
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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