Empire Supply

William Loomstein made the journey to the United States after serving as a Russian Czar Guard. He started a business and began living the American Dream, then the Great Depression hit. Empire Supply Co. opened within a month of the Empire State Building and even though it has changed its look and its stock, it is still family-owned and operated. Today, you will visit Empire Supply for doors, windows and glass and the man who helps you is Don Loomstein, grandson of William, and his wife, Gwen.

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Above photograph of Empire Supply Co. circa 1940's. The facade got a 1960's update that is still there.

Below, the prototype for the plaque has been laid directly in front of the building at 7286 Manchester.