"Millionaire Calls Work His Hobby". 26 Jul 1964, Page 65 - The Bridgeport Post. Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Bun- now Gazley, estate assessor, in married Millionaire Calls Work His Hobby By GERALD S. SNYDER NEW YORK-- (UPI) "You to fp,Ilow up and follow up and follow up and follow up," said builder and real estate owner Fred C. Trump, 58, who's been following tip and following up following up and following up most of his life, And making millions. "I don't consider it work," Trump said from the trailer-office on the site of his latest project, a 3,800-family development called "Trump Village" in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. "There are irritations and disappointments b u t , generally speaking, I call it a hobby." re th kid I used to play with blocks, erector sets and things like began building real buildings before he was old enough to sign checks--in 1923 at age 18 when his mother loaned him $800 to help erect a one-family home the Woodhaven section of New York City's borough of Queens. The house sold for $7,600, which was a pretty good price in those days, and young Trump went to build other homes and eventually a series of multi-family projects. Trump's father died when he was 11 years old and a f t e school the youth took a job as a "horse's helper" which consisted of dragging lumber up a hill to homesites because the horse- drawn delivery wagon could not climb the steep, snow-covered slope. THE BUILDER-to-be later he came a full-fledged carpenter took courses in blueprint read ing and other subjects related to the construction field and, in 1933 when homcbuilding was almost standstill, built a self-service supermarket a n d c a l "Trump Market." He sold the market after months to King K u l l e n , a store concern, and when the sign bearing the Trump monnicker came down Trump said he'd never put it up again over a project of his. "It took a long time to sell he idea," Trump said about nfi the $70 million Coney Island development. "They told me it vould be a monument to me most monuments I know are granite or marble." But he was inally convinced and the project, one of New York's largest of its tind, w i l l be "something to remember the name Trump by," :aid.

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