Street Directory of Commercial Road, south side, 1899
Underlining denotes people and/or trades at the same premises in 1921, to which most of the links giving more detail refer.
2 James Harrington, beer retailer
4 Jeremiah Sullivan, fruiterer 
6 George Francom, hosier
8 Matthew Nicholas, coffee rooms
10 Midland Railway Receiving House 
12-16 Capital & Labour Association
...here is Plough Street...
18 William Straker, stationer 
20 Solomon Levenberg, grocer
22 East London Dispensary 
24 G.M. Lion & Co., wholesale clothiers 
30 Samuel Law, coffee rooms
30A Abraham Moses, tailor
30A Reliance Deposit & Loan Co Ltd, I Kaliski, Secretary 
30B Woolf Harris & Son, Birmingham & Sheffield warehouse 
32 James Jabez & Seymour William Chalk, timber merchants
34 Seymour William Chalk
36 Harvey, Lerwill & Willis, hay salesmen
36 William Davey, corn merchant
38-40 London Salvage Corps, James Ford, superintendent
42 Thomas Watson, veterinary surgeon
44 Castle, John Frederick Wahlers
...here is Goodman's Stile...
46 London & India Docks Joint Committee Wool & Bonded
Warehouse / London, Tilbury & Southend Railway Goods Station,
D Edward Munns, superintendent
46-50 Gun Makers' Company's Proof House, John Spencer, barrel
proof master / Gun Makers' Hall, Frederick T. Ashton, clerk
...here is Gower's walk...
52 Cohen, Weenen & Co tobacco manufacturers
Improved Industrial Dwellings (Morrison buildings)
George Plumby carpenter (Morrison buildings)
...here is Back Church Lane...
62 Boundary tavern, Frederick James Fryer
64 Story, Holliday & Co, scale makers 
66 Samuel Harris, fruiterer
68 William James Murray, carman
70 Israel Marienstraus, cheesemonger
72 Barnett Schwartz, tailor
74 Ernest Mœller & Co, wholesale stationery dealers
76-78 Joseph Michael Sullivan, wholesale tobacconist 
80 M Altmann, incandescent gas fittings manufacturer 
82 Morris Davies, provision dealer
...here is Berner Street...
84-6 William J Harris & Son, tobacco manufacturers 
88 Albert Wagener, beer retailer
90 Carl Wolgang, hairdresser
92 Francis George Cheesman, harness maker 
94 Samuel Schmidt, hairdresser
96 John Harman, oilman
98 W J Fraser & Co, engineers 
...here is Batty Street...
100 Edward Bell & Co, chemists 
100 Frederick William Blackwell, surgeon
102 [& 169] John Henry Tirrell, butcher
104 Benjamin Duck, beer retailer
106 Isaac Kahan, money changer
108 Aaron Levy, hat maker
110 Max Spigel, tobacconist
112 Aaron Posenheim, tinplate worker 
114 William Williams, corn dealer
...here is Christian Street...
116 Mrs Louisa Fisher, pawnbroker
118 Israel Israel, clothier
120 Henry Whiting, shirt & collar dresser
122 John Walker Bland, wholesale stationer
124 Charles Sitzler, hair cutter
126 Charles Campbell Birkett, dining rooms
128 King's Head, Herbert Thomas Stow
...here is Grove Street...
130 Israel Barnett, leather seller
132 Solomon Levy, tailor
134 [& 160] Harris Cohen & Sons, haberdashers 
...here is St George's Terrace...
136 Jacob Kutchinsky, baker 
138 Mrs Mary Ann Tucker, umbrella maker
...here is Umberston Street...
140 Samuel Russell Larcombe, beer retailer
142 Isaac Lewis, provision dealers
|144 William Brumpton, coffee rooms 
146 Mrs Betsy Iserliss, midwife
146 Israel Volin, confectioner
148 Lewis Bloomenfeld, watchmaker 
150 Isaac Woolf, hairdresser
152 Moses John Hickman, undertaker 
...here is Morgan Street...
154 Harris Bass, fruiterer
156 Isaac Abraham, tailor
156-8 Mackworth Arms, Otto Meyer
160 [& 134] Harris Cohen & Sons, haberdashers
...here is Cannon Street Road...
162 Louis Frumkin, wine & spirit dealer
164 Marcus Joseph, bookseller
164 Marks Rubenstein, purse maker
164 Edmond Beal Bacon, bootmaker
166 Hermann Schlesinger, mantle manufacturer
168 Simon Cohen, confectioner
170 Bernhard Morris, surgeon
172 Krayer Greenberg, draper
174 Nathan Amdur, butcher 
...here is Little Turner Street...
176 Edward Emptage, cycle agent 
178 John Arnold Woolman, butcher
180-2 John Furlong, clothier
184 Mrs Hettie Goldstein, milliner
186 Isaac Perkoff, photographer 
188 Gustave Michael MB CM, surgeon]
190 Thomas Brock, confectioner
192 Joseph Himpfen, baker 
194 Society for Organising Charitable Relief,
Thomas Mackay, honorary secretary
194 Augustus George Crowder
...here is Richard Street...
196 Hyman Krimstein & Son, tobacconists
196 Jacob Dvorsky, butcher
198 Mrs Sarah Amis, fruiterer
200 Mrs Elizabeth Knight, draper
202 Samuel Marks, newsagent
204 Joseph Reiter, wholesale provision merchant
206-8 William Smellie, tripe dresser 
...here is Jane Street...
210 Jacob Bosman, fried fish shop
212 Samuel Davies, watchmaker
214 Isaac Caplan, fruiterer
216 Thomas Oates, grindery dealer
218 William Harries, cowkeeper
220 Max Brenner, hairdresser
222 Moses Goodman, confectioner
224 [& 365] Rafel Wolskey, butcher
...here is Anthony Street...
226 Tee-To-Tum Tea Stores 
226 Buchanan's Young Men's Institute,
Joseph Nicholson, honorary secretary 
226 Buchanan's Social Club & Benefit Society,
John Anderson, secretary 
...here is Upper Fenton Street...
228 James Isaacs, window glass cutter
228A Philip Boxer & Co, chandlers shop
230A Jacob Czershorski, butcher 
230 Lord Nelson, Mills Brothers
...here is Buross Street...
232 Isaac Michaels, tobacconist
234 Samuel Lisst, hairdresser
236 William Gates, coffee rooms
238 Grosman & Pinsky, furniture dealers
240 William Augustus Ayton, beer retailer
...here is Hungerford Street...
Commercial Road Chapel [& see 322]
242 Benjamin Pizer, rag merchant
242 John Middleton, carman
242A Nathan Levy, tailor
246 Mrs Caroline Matten, beer retailer
...here is Planet Street...
248 Lewis Madenberg, tobacconist
248 Barnett Silverstone, shoemaker
250 Marks Fletcher, cap maker
252 John Wood & Co, corn dealers
254 Mrs Martha Ellen Carrington, coffee rooms
...here is Winterton Street...
| German Wesleyan Church
262 Barbican Mission to the Jews
(Prediger) Christlieb Tragott Lipshytz, secretary 
264 Levene Margolinski, furniture dealer 
266 William Francis Trawley, beer retailer
....here is Watney Street...
270 William Wilson, travelling draper
272 Chandler Bros, carmen
282 George Merritt, relieving officer
284 Henry Harris, apartments
292 J B Dodsworth, rate collector 
294 Frederick James Dodsworth, house agent 
296 Jacob Goldstein, tailor
298 Louis Crocker, boot manufacturer
...here is Dean Street...
300 Sargent & Sargent, surgeons 
302 Frederick William Dix, wholesale stationer
304 Nathan Schor, jeweller
306 Bert Walker, artificial teeth maker
312 Harris Cohen
314 William Edward Grandy MB, surgeon 
316 Lewis Symonds, commission agent
318 James Hood & Sons, auctioneers &c
320 William Moss
322 Rev Joseph Fletcher
324 Abraham Alexander, tailor
328 Convent of the Little Company of Mary, nursing sisters,
Rev Mother Ethelreda, superior
330 Abraham Benabo, appraiser 
332 Charles Mitchell, cigar manufacturer
334 Moss & Gray, house agents
334 Augustus William Tanner, district surveyor 
...here is Sutton Street East...
336-8 James Walker & Sons, bakers
340-2 Frost Bros Ltd, rope makers
St Mary & St Michael's (Catholic) Church
342 Mrs Mary Amelia Mason, dressmaker
344 [& 369] William Riddle, cheesemonger
346 Frederick Franklin, portmanteau maker
...here is Lucas Street...
348 Wiiliam George Dickenson, beer retailer
350 George Jones, musical instrument maker
352 Frederick Hutchinson, coffee rooms
354 [& 27 & 543] Edmund Richard Goodrich, oilman
356 Joseph Hadida, watchmaker 
358 Josph Dodd, bicycle maker
360 Henry Roome, newsagent
362 [& 321] Morgan Evans, dairy
366 Nelson Heard Hocking, butcher
...here is Johnson Street...
368 London & South Western Bank Ltd,
Ernest Noel Oxley 
370 Alex Grant MA MD, surgeon 
372 John Lynch, surgeon
...here is Harding Street...
378 William Henry Godier, fishmonger 
380 John Jeffery, beer retailer
382 Lewis Levy, confectioner
384-94 Church Training Coll for Lay Workers,
Rev Ernest Robert Ford MA, warden
396 East End Mothers' Home, Miss Sarah E Bloomfield,
398 James Smith & Son, drapers
400 Rev George Thomas Cull-Bennett (St John's Vicarage)
402 George Morton, travelling draper
404 Arthur & Rogers, surgeons
406 [& 418] George Henry Derby, china dealer
408 Peter Dennison, cowkeeper
410 Robert Mitchell, corndealer
412 Charles Cooper Amis, waste paper dealer 
414 Edwin Light, beer retailer
...here is Devenport Street...
416 Eliazar Woolf, tailor
418 [& 406] George Henry Derby, oilman 
420 Samuel John Gray, printer
...here is Havering Street...
422 William Gillies, linendraper
424 Robert Capon Hayward, insurance superintendent 
426 Simon Garber, cigar manufacturer
432 Charles Hutchins
434 Maurice Wolff, shell merchant
...here is Albert Square...
 Woolf Harris [Halevi] was born in London in 1826 and married Phoebe in 1848; they had five sons and two daughters. He was a hardware dealer, and died in 1905, by which time the firm was advertising as dealing in Birmingham and Sheffield goods - that is, iron, brass and silver ware with decorative finishes from the former, and cutlery and steel products from the latter. His second son Sir David Harris (1852-1942 - left), the Grand Old Man of South African Jewry, went out to the diamond fields in South Africa in 1871, and married in Kimberly two years later; after moderate success as a prospector, he became a diamond buyer and acquired claims of his own; he was an associate of Cecil John Rhodes, and a director (later chairman) of De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd until his retirement in 1931. He was the longest-serving member of the Cape Legislative Assembly, and an active volunteer soldier, rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, taking part in the suppression of the Bechuanaland rebellion of 1896-7 and the Boer War in 1899-1902, and was awarded the KCMG in the 1911 Coronation honours. See his 1931 memoirs Pioneer, Soldier and Politician. (A younger brother John also went out to South Africa and died there a few years later.)
HYSON AND BOHEA - A TALE OF THE TEA-POT'The Tea-Tree' of Tee-to-tum is the most celebrated of all Chinese didactic poems, and is one of those great and elaborate works to the production of which the labour of a life is necessary. The story of Hyson and Bohea ... may be considered as perhaps the most pathetic of its episodes.Tee-to-tum did not misemploy his genius, and his toil was not ill-rewarded; for 'The Tea-Tree' may be considered the great national poem of the Chinese. The history of Tee-to-tum is somewhat remarkable. It is related that he was cradled in a tea-chest, and that tea not only formed his earliest diet, but that through life he took no other nourishment. He lived in a retired tea-garden in the district of Sing-te; his house and his furniture were formed of tea wood, and the dry branches of tea-trees served him as fuel. He lived to a green old age, and his death was occasioned by an accident similar to that which terminated the days of Anacreon; only that the Chinese poet was choked, not by a grape-stone, but by a tea-stem. His poem is very voluminous, being divided into two hundred books, or, as he calls them, branches. Each branch comprises full a thousand 'leaves'; not indeed leaves of two pages each; but the single verses of Tee-to-Tum are called 'tea-leaves' by the people of the Celestial Land. His industry was remarkable: not a day passed without his adding to or correcting his poem.
BY 'T. T. T.'
|A remarkable lawsuit over £11,000 left by James Godier, a Billingsgate fishmonger, was settled on Saturday by an arrangement between the parties concerned. Godier married Bella Taylor, his housekeeper, two days before her first husband's funeral and thereafter revoked a will in which he made various bequests to members of his family. The exors claimed that he was not in his right mind when the mariage was contracted. This was the third time Godier had been married, and Emily Godier, a daughter by his first wife, told the court that the children of one marriage lived on one floor and those of the second on another. Counsel stated that the matter had been considered by both sides, and on the terms arranged the will would be pronounced for so that its terms could be carried out. It was distinctly understood, added counsel, that the marriage was not to be considered invalid. Both sides agreed on that.|
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