57 / Iron & Steel / Thos. W. Kiley & Co. / Hardware / 61
Thomas Willard Kiley opened his hardware business in this
building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1840.
Almost a hundred years later
(1933) the officers were: Thos. W. Kiley (1864/5-1934) (nephew to the founder), president;
William A. Kiley (Thos. W.'s brother), vice-president; Kathy K. Murphy, secretary; and
James A. Parks, treasurer. In its later days Thos. W. Kiley Co. changed its
descriptive designation from "hardware" to "steel". Apparently
they did a significant part of their business trading in iron
Kiley went out of business in the 1950's.
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