||On July 15, 1921 our firm was founded by recent University of Illinois graduate and Russian immigrant Abraham Epstein. Working out of a small one-story office building at 2011 Pershing Road on the west side of Chicago, A. Epstein – Structural Engineer provided engineering solutions for a modest mix of industrial and commercial clients throughout Chicago. These projects included buildings for City Furniture, J.S. Hoffman, Independent Casing Company and the Live Stock National Bank of Chicago. Positive reviews from our client on the Central Manufacturing District in Chicago enabled A. Epstein to be awarded our first contract outside of Chicago for the Central Manufacturing District of Los Angeles. This success was followed by another out of town assignment for the United State Cold Storage Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri. Prospects for the future were looking very bright. Unfortunately, when the roaring 20s came to a screeching halt with the collapse of the US Stock Market in October of 1929 A. Epstein, like most small businesses in the United States, faced an uncertain future.
Significant Epstein Events
July 15, 1921 Our Founder - Abraham Epstein
1922 City Furniture Company
1922 J.S. Hoffman Company
1923 Independent Casing Company
1923 Strauss & Schram
1924 Central Manufacturing District
1924 The Live Stock National Bank of Chicago
1925 Klee Brothers Company
1926 Royal Blue Stores, Inc.
1926 Central Manufacturing District
1927 Maxwell House Coffee, Co.
1928 United States Cold Storage Corp.
1929 Chicago City Bank & Trust Company