Louis Gelders

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Louis Gelders was a real estate investor and restauranteur. His Gelders' Restaurant was located in downtown Birmingham.

Gelders and his wife, the former Blanche Loeb of Mississippi, lived at the Opera House Hotel until their first daughter, Emma, turned two. They moved, in 1896, to a large house at 1525 Beech Street on the slope of Red Mountain.

He and his children, Emma, Joseph and Louis, Jr, rode horses in the nearby forests. The family attended Temple Emanu-El, where Gelders served on the building committee for the 1914 temple, nearby on Highland Avenue.