Stoutenburgh & Co. Newark Clothiers

799-805 Broad Street


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From "Industries of New Jersey":

Stoutenburgh & Co., Newark Clothiers, Nos. 803 and 805 Broad Street. — One of the largest representative establishments devoted to the clothing industry of Newark or New Jersey is that of Stoutenburgh & Co., whose extensive premises are located at Nos. 803 and 805 Broad Street, generally known as " Clothiers' Row." The store occupied is a large four-story building, 38x100 feet in extent, all of which is utilized in the business, the first floor being for the display of goods and the salesroom; the second floor is used for the custom department, the third for manufacturing and surplus stock, and the fourth as work shops and stock rooms. This large house was founded in 1839 and is now over forty-three years in existence and gives constant work to two hundred experienced hands in all its departments. An extensive stock is carried of every style and make of ready-made clothing for men, boys and youths, and is perhaps one of the largest in the trade. A large line of custom has been formed and sales are considerable, and a large custom trade is done, the business taking a wide range over the surroundings of Newark. All the clothing sold by the firm is manufactured by them. A branch of the house is established at New Brunswick. The business was first started in 1839 in a small store on Broad Street, opposite Trinity Church, and was afterward moved to No. 785, on the same street, and so extensive had grown the trade in 1875 it was compelled to remove to its present elegant, large establishment (built by Mr. Stoutenburgh) to keep pace with the demands on its resources. The individual members of the firm are R. Stoutenburgh, a native of the city of Newark, and E. McCormick, also of the same city, both thorough masters of the trade and first-class buyers and judges of the goods. Mr. Stoutenburgh is the oldest clothier in New Jersey and is a man of energy, activity and push. He has invented a patent door, which facilitates ingress and egress of customers without taking up room. His cellar entrances are also his own inventions and marvels of skill, greatly facilitating business. The store is one of the most handsome and attractive in existence, and gentlemen of such enterprise and push will succeed in life where others fail.