William F. Lucas family papers
- Lucas, William F. (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
In 1886, William F. Lucas was elected president of the Mechanic's National Bank. The Lucas Brothers business was then passed down to his three children, William F. Lucas Jr., John Carrell Lucas, and Bertha E. Lucas, in 1897. T.A. Steinmueller became the president of the Lucas Brothers Inc. in 1929 with Jesse G. Kaufman as vice president and John Carrell Lucas as treasurer.
The Lucas Bros. store, located on 116 East Baltimore Street in the center of the city, became a popular meeting place for many fashionable people connected to the history of Baltimore, such as Mr. John H. B. Latrobe, whose books had been published by Fielding Lucas.