Possibly the interior of Adler Bros. or Michael-Stern clothing factory. c.1918. [PHOTO: Rochester Public Library]
Possibly the interior of Adler Bros. or Michael-Stern clothing factory. c.1918. [PHOTO: Rochester Public Library]

Historical Location

Name: Adler Brothers and Company Clothing Factory

Category: Clothing Factory

Size: Large (2nd or 3rd largest in the country), housed 1200 employees

Condition: Good, built in 1910

Inhabitants: Garment workers, mostly jewish immigrants

Map Location: Rochester's northern Outskirts, marked on A2

Description (ca. 1921):


The factory was large enough to house 1,200 employees and ninety percent of it was made of glass to give light to the workers.

It was built to replace a smaller one on Clothier's Row and allow the business to expand. Adler Bros. is known for its high quality suits, sold at a high price. After WWI the business was not doing as well as it used to and bagan considering a merger with Levy Brothers Clothing Company, a lower cost and lower quality Rochester brand, to keep the factory running at its maximum capacity.

Also done by Ellie Lefkovich here.