Welcome to H. Strauss

There has almost always been an H. Strauss Clothier in Elmira, New York.  Here is an excerpt from Elmira's historical timeline published in the City of Elmira's Centennial Celebration booklet in 1964.


Elmira chartered as a city on April 7th. First Elmira Council meeting held April 19th. Rosenbaum store opened. Grace Episcopal Church established.


St. Patricks Day flood. Main Street and Lake Street bridges lost. Confederate prisoners released from prison in June.


Lehigh Valley rail lines extended to Elmira. Olivia Langdon married to Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) on January 2nd.


First trip of horse-drawn trolley car on tracks of Elmira & Horseheads Railway Co., August 23rd.


H. Strauss clothing store opened for business.

image of H. Strauss buildingH. Strauss Clothiers is currently housed in a beautiful and historic home on "Victorian Row" on West Church Street in Elmira, New York.  H. Strauss Clothiers occupies the first level of this remarkable home.

The quaint and comfortable feeling of the historic home, makes shopping for the best in men's clothing a delightful and inspiring shopping experience.

Bruce Chalmers and his family occupy the upper stories.  Stop by and have Bruce tell you about this lovely old, half-timbered Victorian home. 

Historic Elmira, New York

Elmira, New York is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes district of New York state.  The town has a wonderful history involving many important and colorful figures including author Mark Twain, astronaut Eileen Collins, football legend Ernie Davis, motion picture pioneer Hal Roach, and broadcast journalist Brian Williams. 

 For additional historical information on Elmira and the surrounding region, we suggest you visit:

The Chemung Valley Historical Society and Museum

Learn about Elmira's historic Near Westside Neighborhood
(H. Strauss' half-timbered chalet style building is noted along with other historic buildings).