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The partnership of Tunis & Genther, maintained by P. Frederick Genther and Louis J. Tunis, occupied offices in the Real Estate Trust Building in Philadelphia. Their practice, as reflected in the Philadelphia Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, appears to have been general, with a number of alterations and additions credited to the partners; however, they did attempt larger projects, such as the apartment house for Charles Gross at 52nd and Springfield Avenue (1920) and a 47-residence development on Northeast Boulevard for Jacob Korman (1921). Also reported in the PRERBG are two moving picture theaters, one in Easton, MD (1920) and another, for Mayer Milgram, at 2217-19 South Street in Philadelphia (1923).

Following the dissolution of the partnership, Genther disappears from the Philadelphia city directories, but Tunis continues, for several years working independently, but in 1927 establishing a new partnership with Cornelius S. Baker under the name, Tunis & Baker.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

 

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