Who was Joseph W. Doron?
Joseph W. Doron was very active in real estate as a builder
and developer in the City of Hamilton. In 1907 he
built the Dorona Flats at High and Sixth Streets and in 1908 he built the Verona
apartments at 518 High Street both of which were in the Second Renaissance
Revival style and both are listed on the Ohio Historic Inventory.
1889 Joseph married Ellen Susan Shuler who was a daughter of Asa Shuler.
Asa Shuler was one of the founders of the Shuler and Benninghofen Woolen Mills
in Hamilton. Joseph and Ellen were prominent Hamiltonians in social
and civic circles.
older sons Shuler William and Joseph Jr. were pioneers in very early wireless
radio during the Marconi and Lee DeForest era and formed the Doron Brothers
Electrical Company around 1915. In 1922 they set up and operated the first
broadcast radio station in the City of Hamilton..... WRK .... operating
from the property on North C Street.
youngest son John Lawrence was involved in real estate and he built the Doretta Apartments on South Third Street. The
Doretta is another Doron family building listed on the Ohio Historic Inventory. A May 1986
Hamilton City Planning Department book titled Hamilton,
Ohio Its Architecture and History stated "Probably no family has
contributed so much to the variety of architecturally interesting properties in
Hamilton as the Dorons".
The Doron House and Family
(Description of the Doron house and a comprehensive history of the Doron family)
The Doron Bros. Electrical Co.
Early Radio History Page
(A comprehensive story of Shuler and Joseph Jr.'s radio history with a
historical photos section)
other prominent Hamiltonians lived in Doron's Addition on Prospect Hill?