Doc Izzo 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
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”
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!