Street Directory of Commercial Road, south side, 1956
Comparison with the 1921 listing
shows that the Jewish rag trade had come to dominate the street - its
decline, and Asian takeover, lay ahead (as details of bankruptcies show) - but with the difference that
companies, rather than individual traders, predominate; owners no long
necessarily lived over the shop (as confirmed by the electoral register
of the same year, where some are marked as ineligible for local
elections, indicating that their main residence was elsewhere; the
register also indicates the relatively few who were registered for jury
service). Some premises were subdivided into a number of trading
outlets, where garments were made up and distributed from pieces made
by various specialist makers. Woollen merchants feature in some
indicates people, or trades, present in 1921 (in some cases a son has
taken over the business) - their details are mostly given on the 1921 page.
2 Semel's, hairdressers|
4 J McMillan & Co Ltd, fancy leather goods dealers
6 Harvey Katz, wholesale warehouseman
8 Elia Glickman, dentist
8 Levius & Co Ltd, silk merchant 
10 Charles Sabel, tobacconist
12 Harry Wiseman & Son Ltd, fancy goods merchant
14 Simpson's Furnishers Ltd, house furnishers
16 H Bellman & Sons Ltd, mantle manfacturers
18 I Fox, gown manufacturer
18 Amhurst Manufacturing Co Ltd, wholesale dressmakers 
...here are Plough Street & Braham Street...
30 William Samuel Hillman, ladies' tailor 
30 A W Weller, textile merchant
30A Janet Gowns, gown manufacturers
30B William Leonard Liggins, coffee rooms
32 JJ & SW Chalk, timber merchants
34 Myer Eckhardt, tailor
34 J Bander [Bender] & Co Ltd, gown manufacturer
36 B Zane & Sons Ltd, gown manufacturer
38 M & I Franks Ltd, gown manufacturer
38-40 Star Frocks Manufacturing Co Ltd, gown manufacturer
38-40 A Rosener & Sons, mantle manufacturer
38-40 Paulette Fabrics Ltd, woollen merchant
38-40 Cusina Gowns Ltd
42 P Pantell, restaurant
44 Castle, Sidney Grahams
...here is Goodman's Stile...
British Railways (LMR) Goods depot
46 St Louis Club [details needed]
48 & 50 Gunmakers' Hall
Worshipful Co of Gunmakers (Proof House)
....here is Gower's Walk...
52 H Cohen, mantle manufacturer
52 Style Dress Ltd, gown manufacturers
52 Alfred Lever & Co, mantle manufacturers
Improved Industrial Dwellings Co Ltd
(Morrison buildings south)
...here is Back Church Lane...
...here is Berner Street...
74 Lassle Sassie, children's dress manufacturers
86 Hyman Spector, woollen merchant 
88 National Wine & Spirit Co., wine shippers 
90 Samuel Brent, gown manufacturer
90A A.E. Magen & Sons, estate agents 
92 Morris Angel, hairdresser
92 S Dibner, general merchant
94 Antonio Gonnella, refreshment rooms 
96 Albert Kliman, invisible mending 
98 Gordon Bros, mantle makers 
....here is Batty Street...
100 Abraham Mann, Manchester warehouseman
102 S M Thompson, dining rooms
104 Sitex (Woollens) Ltd, woollen merchants
104 Crescent Textile Ltd, woollen merchant
106 S Chenkin Ltd, wholesale hosiers 
108 Charles Connick, woollen merchant 
110 J Kanutin & Sons, wholesale warehousemen 
112 S Moss & Son, woollen merchant
114 Jack Bossick, refreshment rooms 
...here is Christian Street...
116 M Max, pawnbroker 
118 Jacob Rosenblatt, tailor 
118 Touquet, skirt manufacturers
120 Jacob Perlow, buttonhole maker
120 Brian George Pearsall, sewing machine dealer 
122 J W Bland & Sons (Stationers) Ltd, wholesale stationers
124 Bellebelinda Ltd, mantle makers 
126 S Ogin Ltd, ladies' tailors
128 King's Head, Cope's Taverns Ltd [Arthur J & Iris Taylor]
...here is Golding Street...
|130 Grossman Bros, tailors|
130 Conroy Tee & Co Ltd, wholesale mantle makers
132 Ritwear Ltd, wholesale mantle manufacturers
...here is Golding Terrace...
134-36 H Landau Ltd, caterers
138A A Jelosky Ltd, woollen manufacturers
138 J Koslover Ltd, trousers manufacturers
138 Samuel Bolzman, tobacconist [or Botzman]
...here is Umberston Street...
140-42 Barclays Bank Ltd
144 Simon Biher, woollen manufacturer
144 M Toffel, mantle manufacturer
146 Harry Lord, hosier 
146 Isidore Jacobs, hairdresser
[148 Sylvia Wolfryd]
150 Charles Levy, woollen merchant
152 Michael Werner, wireless engineer
152A Stebbing & Co, boot & shoe factors
152B Herbert S Walker, dentist
...here is Hessel Street...
154 Perkins Dyers & Cleaners Ltd 
156 David & Co, tobacconists 
158 Mackworth Arms, Bernard J & Mrs Ann Kaye 
160 H Singer, sewing machine dealer 
...here is Cannon Street Road...
162 L Frumkin & Co Ltd, wine & spirit dealers
164 P Sidelkowsky, ladies' tailor 
164 David Bass Textiles Ltd, woollen merchants
164 Percy, ladies' tailor 
164 Curwin Taylor Ltd, dressmakers 
164 Rensite Ltd, gown manufacturers
166 A Rosner & Sons Ltd, shirt manufacturers
168 D & L (Mantles) Ltd, wholesale mantle manufacturers
170 M & J Selby, tailors [Louis Selby]
170 Mark J Silver, tailor
[172 Isaac & Lily Moscovitch]
174 R & L Radio Ltd, television [Jack Temple]
...here is Rampart Street...
176 Freeson Models Ltd, wholesale mantle makers
[178 Fanny, Neil Y, Percy J Scott]
180 Klein (Men's Wear) Ltd, tailors [Michael Klein]
184 J Zaltsman, tailor 
186 Lucienne Modes Ltd, gown manufacturers 
188 L Thei & Son Ltd, manufacturing clothiers 
188 Lazarus Thei, wholesale draper 
190 Emanuel Shermatt [or Sherman], woollen merchant
190 I Dudack & Co, woollen merchants
194 Beau Brummell, hairdresser [Angel Nyman]
...here is Richard Street...
[196-200 site of the former Blakesley Street School]
204 J Dudack & Son Ltd, trimmings merchants 
[206 Hannah Spindle]
208 The Tolvin Press, printers
...here is Jane Street...
210-16 Lloyds Bank Ltd
210 Clements, Hakim & Co, incorporated accountants 
218 Gulistan Restaurant, dining rooms 
220 Joseph Cyril Stock, optician 
222 Collins & Bowman Ltd, mantle makers
224 C & M Goldstein, tailors' trimmings 
...here is Anthony Street...
228 Palaseum, cinematograph theatre
...here is Fenton Street...
230A Kavella Ltd, gown manufacturers
230 Lord Nelson, Mark David
...here is Buross Street...
232 Michael Fisher, tobacconist
236 Abraham Rappaport, woollen merchant [Rapoport]
238 M Glickman & Sons Ltd, ironmongers
[trading elsewhere in 1921 and today]
240 William James Bevan, beer retailer [Hungerford Arms]
....here is Hungerford Street...
240A N Goldstein & So Ltd, woollen merchants|
240A I Wasserman & Sons, mantle manufacturers
240A [& 164] Holray Gowns Ltd, gown manufacturers
242-46 Blue Star Garages Ltd, motor engineers 
242-46 Brown Phillips & Co (Fashions) Ltd, mantle manufacturers
248 Diamond Bros, wholesale tobacconists
250 Bernard Solley & Co, solicitors 
250 S & N M Fox Ltd, woollen merchants
...here is Planet Street...
252 Victor Knopp Ltd, clothing manufacturers
258-60 H Skolnik & Sons Ltd, woollen merchants
258-60 Arthur Curtis & Co Ltd, mantle manufacturers
258-60 Max Goldstein, ladies' tailor
258-60 Henry Harris & Co, mantle manufacturers
258-60 M & A Harris, ladies' tailors
258-60 Philip Glicksman, mantle manufacturer
...here is Winterton Street...
Commercial Road Great Synagogue 
266 Mrs Letitia Mary Margaret Newberry, beer retailer
...here is Watney Street...
...here is Deancross Street...
[right - 300-304 in 1974]
300 Michael O'Toole, physician
304 J Macdonald, chiropodist
308 Thomas O'Carroll, physician & surgeon
314 Maurice Batey LDSHOB, dental surgeon
320 Philip Steinberg MB, physician & surgeon
324 Berg & Hecht, ladies' tailors
326 F J Hill (Dunstable) Ltd, transport contractors 
328 B Pela, tailor
330 S Neuburger DMD, dental surgeon
334 Ellis's, florists
...here is Sutton Street...
St Mary & St Michael's Roman Catholic Church
...here is Lukin Street...
348 Reginald William Simpson, beer retailer
350 Scott Bros & Co, wholesale druggists
352 Ali Sayd, dining rooms
354 E R Goodrich Ltd, oil & colour men
356 J Zaltszyrer, boot repairer 
358 David Shutz, grocer
360 Alfred Simons, hairdressers
362 J Platman & Sons, mantle makers
...here is Johnson Street...
[right - 368-374 in 1974]
368 London Trustee Savings Bank
370 St Mary & St Michael's Presbytery
374 G I Frankel, printer 
...here is Hardinge Street...
378 G Murphy, fried fish shop
380 Launderette, launderers 
382 Miss Rose Coleman, newsvendor 
384-398 East End Maternity Hospital
400 Church House
402 Edward Fall & Co, solicitors
406 Arthur Tolsipi & Sons, refreshment rooms
408 H A Kendon, estate agent
410 Morris's Products (1933) Ltd, cake flour manufacturers 
412 Metropolitan Water Board (District Foreman's depot) 
414 Mrs Ethel K Daniel, beer retailer
...here is Devenport Street, Havering Street, Albert Gardens...
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