Aaron Aronov

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Aaron Morris Aronov (born December 22, 1919 in Montgomery; died December 12, 1991) was a Montgomery-based real estate developer responsible for several development projects in the Birmingham area. Aaron Aronov Drive was renamed in his honor following his development of Western Hills Mall.

Aronov was the son of Jake and Nora Aronov of Montgomery. He attended public schools and graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1937. He went on to the University of Alabama before joining his family business. He left to start his own Aronov Realty Company with two brothers, which grew to become one of the largest privately-owned real estate companies in the South, developing apartment complexes, office parks and shopping centers across the southern United States. He was named Alabama's "Realtor of the Year" in 1978 and later served as president of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Aronov married the former Majorie Schoenbaum of Alexander City and they had two sons and a daughter. He served as president of the Agudath Israel Synogogue and of the Jewish Foundation of Montgomery. He was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor in 1988.

Aronov died in 1991 and is buried at Montgomery's Greenwood Cemetery.

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