George Simon Sr., a decorated WW II pilot, and world-champion boat racer who set the speed record for piston engine boat in 1962 at 200.6 mph, lived here.
He controlled U.S. Equipment Company, U.S. Manufacturing Company, and U.S. Forge Company, among others, with capability in the automotive, steel, and heavy machinery industries. These provide the bases from which the Simons build and completely fit out factories for such clients as Ford and Kaiser. Their own manufacturing operations range from production of fiber liners and filters for use in cars to heavy piston carriers and industrial forgings for trucks and locomotives.
His brother lives across the street.
The home is on sale for $2,650,000 in 2010.
By borlefborlef @ 2010-11-18 17:27:31