Israel Miller, shoe store owner

Born in Poland, Mr. Miller came to New York in the 1890s from Paris and began to specialize in shoes for dancers and actors. He began a chain that grew to 16 stores by the time of his death in 1929. One of the most famous of his stores was in Times Square and remnants of it remain today. About 1915, Mr. Miller leased store space in 1554 Broadway in an old brownstone just north of 46th Street. In 1926, Mr. Miller had his brownstone and the building next door, using the upper floors for offices and rebuilding the exterior. His… Read More

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