Biography of Louis Stillman
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LOUIS STILLMAN, who has been in the commercial and electric sign business in The Bronx since 1920 and is responsible for many of the largest and cleverest signs in the business district of that borough, is a son of Elias and Mary Stillman, both living, the father being in the machine business in New York City. The Stilimans have been Americans for many generations.

Louis Stillman was born in New York City, May 12, 1896, and attended Public Schools Nos. 2 and 62 in Manhattan. He has been engaged in the sign business during all his commercial career, and went into the business for himself in The Bronx about 1920, moving some three years later into his present location on One Hundred and Forty ninth Street. Among his most noteworthy signs are those for Batlin & Horowitz, for Lawson Pianos, the Sibley Pitman Electric Corporation, and the electric cross for the Holy Trinity Church. He is a member of The Bronx Board of Trade.

Mr. Stillman married, in New York City, on December 11, 1923, Ernestine Freyhan, daughter of John A. and Carrie Freehand, both living in New York City.

From:
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


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