Union Building

11 Clinton Street


Completed 1906

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From: "Newark, the City of Industry" Published by the Newark Board of Trade 1912

The Union Building Company, the owners of the "Essex" and "Union" Buildings, which are considered the two finest office buildings in the city of Newark, has been the means of giving to a large Metropolis like Newark the very best in office buildings and has been rewarded by having in its office buildings, as tenants, concerns of the highest standing. In conducting the policy of these buildings the important things that they considered were cleanliness and perfect service, and it is the comment of all who have occasion to enter these buildings that these two features predominate. One must not nevertheless be misled in the thought that aside from these features nothing else is taken in consideration, for as a matter of fact the comfort of the tenant in his own office is an essential feature on their part, and by their systematic method of inspection the rooms are painted, floors varnished, radiators bronzed, electric lights renewed and a multitude of minor details attended to which are conducive to comfort on the part of the tenant and harmony as related to the owners.

Naturally a reason must be given for the continual expenditure of time and money for the comfort of the tenant, and that is easily explained in view of the fact that the Union Building Company, who are owners of these buildings are also the managers, and it is only natural that when a complaint is brought to the notice of the owner, it receives immediate attention, be it a minor repair or one involving a large expenditure of money.

The Union Building, which is ten stories high, was erected six years ago, and the Essex Building, twelve stories high, which was recently completed, are buildings which are fireproof and modern in every respect. The offices are large and admirably adapted to lawyers, fir insurance brokers, architects, and a multitude of professional and commercial lines.

The Union Building Company, of which Morris Rachlin is president, Louis Schlesinger, vice-president and treasurer, and I. J. Rachlin, secretary, have been the means of giving to Newark buildings which have not only changed the sky line but have revolutionized the residential ideas of a great number of its citizens. While the company itself is but seven years in existence, nevertheless its officers had long before that been factors in the real estate doings of the community. Morris Rachlin, the president of the company, has been actively engaged in the construction of buildings for the past twenty-five years, and his efforts and supervision have been an essential feature in the accomplishments of the company. Louis Schlesinger, the vice-president-treasurer of the company,has been in the real estate and insurance business in Newark all his life, and his corporate and general management of the company has been one of the essential factors of its success.

The Union Building Company represents the best in building construction, and does not confine itself to certain kinds of building operations, but has practically developed the entire field, from residences to 12 story office buildings.