Doc Izzo Update!

1/7/2011 Update:

Received a nice reader mail from Anthony Izzo – son of the original “Doc Izzo,” who ran the appliance store at the corner of 7th and Washington.

A little more history of Doc Izzo

“Hello Hoboken411!

I am Anthony M. Izzo, and I got a real kick out of seeing your web site with a picture of my old store front. The picture was probably taken about 1960. My Dad changed the store front to a smaller window size and a brown brick, substantial, protective, less glass, difficult to enter store front.

The change was made after various race riots in New York and Jersey City the year after Jack Kennedy died in 1963.

The original “Doc Izzo” died in 1965, and the store front was changed before his death. I took over the business and operated it until 1997 when I retired.

I am 79 years old now and have seen Hoboken change on my occasional visits to the old town. I am still enjoying the retired life with a wonderful wife and active family.

“Doc Izzo” Anthony M. Izzo Doc’s son”

3/3/2010:

Do you know where this business was?

Continuing this week’s retro Hoboken photo series, a Hoboken411 reader wants to know if anyone can guess where “Doc Izzo Home Appliances” was back in the 1970’s!

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12 Comments on "Doc Izzo Update!"

BarbaraR56
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BarbaraR56

I remember your store. My family bought all of their major appliances there and after I married, I did as well. Glad to hear you are enjoying your family and retirement. All the best to you. 😛

formula1
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formula1

I remember Doc Izo 7th and Washington St. that is me Ron Ducoli with the head band, Kenny Mecca who passed away, and Angela don’t remember her last name. She became a miter maid. Did not think anybody but me and Eddy Unalt had this pic. Those were the days. Great shot.

escaped68
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I lived on 6th & park with kenny we grew up together. He was wild and funny[quote comment=”201834″]I remember Doc Izo 7th and Washington St. that is me Ron Ducoli with the head band, Kenny Mecca who passed away, and Angela don’t remember her last name. She became a miter maid. Did not think anybody but me and Eddy Unalt had this pic. Those were the days. Great shot.[/quote]

rich k
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rich k

Based on the clothing, this shot is later in the 60s. Tom Cruise’s long but not that long hair, head band and belt width, the length of the shorts on the young woman with the box, “Jack’s” shirt and square shades, even the pile of hair on the woman in the background, all say ’68 or ’69.

neutral
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neutral

Is that Ira and Georgia from Yo La Tengo?

jc5201
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jc5201

I used to have that table cloth outfit as a kid! If I hit the lottery, I’m gonna where it to pick up my check. I think they’re drinking ice tea from the carton. That stuff was ten times more potent than red bull! It was pure sugar.

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