Alexander, George W. (New York, NY)
George W. Alexander
108 W. 18th St.
New York (1843-1893*) 1.
(no date) 7 Spruce st near Nassau, "The subscriber having determined to his
especial attention to this branch of his business would solicit the patronage
of his friends and the public"... Trade card
The New York Times on June 22, 1893 , relates the story of a severe fire
that destroyed Alexander's Bindery, of the harrowing escape of many of the
girls and the death of one. They also state that this was one of many fires
that Alexander suffered. "Forty years ago on a Christmas Eve, his
establishment in the old Caxton Building, at Centre and Leonard Streets, was
destroyed, a number of girls perishing in the fire. About eight years ago he
was burned out at the Five Points, and four years ago in the Century Building,
on North Union Square."
Ticket in the Collection of the Virginia Historical Society, (19126.96.36.199)
prov. John & Suse Field
3.(1842)65 Eleventh street(not listed as a bookbinder) New York directory, pg. 55.
4.(1843) Bookbinder,23 Cottage Place. New York Directory pg. 16.
5.no listing in 1844 directory
6.(1845) 7 Spruce street. New York Directory pg. 5. Same address in 1846 pg.16, 1847 pg.24
7.(1848) Alexander and Johnson,Bookbinders, 7 Spruce Street. Wilson's Business Directory of New York City. pg.25
8.(1849) Alexander Geo.(No Johnson) 7 spruce Street. New York Directory pg.24. Same address in 1850 pg. 17.Back to list