Gloria Allen

Gloria Allen
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 05:48
When did you live in SoHo?


Where did you live in SoHo?

I was the first female that Gunther Moses hired as an apprentice. He taught me so much! After my first year of working with Gunther, he hired a few more young women to work with me and told me that women were a lot more competent and reliable than the young men he had hired. I cut BX cable (before days of Romex)and installed many electrical outlets
In the 2-3 years that we worked together. We went out together (movies and theatre) without the romance, but a had a solid trusting friendship. He shared with me his years of having grown up during WWII during Holocaust and suffered a feel a constant loss of having been separated from his parents.

Micah, I met you when you were a child, and I was in my 30’s.

I miss you Gunther!

What was your occupation when you lived in SoHo?

Electrician’s apprentice.

What do you miss most about SoHo in the 1970s?

The freedom - without all the corporatizing of artist-lofts-residences, art and values.

What do you miss least about SoHo in the 1970s?


If you no longer live in SoHo, why did you leave?

I moved on, could barely afford it.

What is your most vivid SoHo memory?

Working on electrical jobs with Gunther all over Lower Manhattan; hanging out in his loft and talking and laughing together.