Marc Eidlitz

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Marc Eidlitz (Prague 21 January 1826 — 15 April 1892) was a builder active in New York City, where he was prominent in the construction industry, in partnership with his son.[1]

Marc was born Markus to a Jewish family in Prague, Bohemia. He emigrated to the United States in 1846 with his mother Judith Eidlitz after the death of his father Abraham. Having served a four-years apprenticeship, he set up in business for himself in 1852, the year of his marriage.

Through his influence, the Masons Builders' Association of New York played a major role in founding the National Association of Builders. In New York he was President of the Building Trades' Club and of the Germanic Savings Bank.

Eidlitz made his home at 123 East 72nd Street, where he died. He had four sons and a daughter. His brother Leopold Eidlitz was a well-known architect, as was Leopold's son, Cyrus L. W. Eidlitz.

Selected commercial commissions[edit]

The following structures erected by Eidlitz were all in New York City, unless otherwise identified.

Private dwellings[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Kathryn Holliday, Leopold Eidlitz: Architecture and Idealism in the Gilded Age (New York: W.W. Norton, 2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biographical information is drawn from his obituary, The New York Times, 16 April 1892.