Henry Kahn, the founder of Kahn’s Tailoring, was born in Bloomington, Indiana in 1860.  His father, Isaac, was one of the first Jewish settlers in Monroe County, immigrating from France in 1844.  The Kahn family moved to Indianapolis when Henry was six years old.  Twenty years after moving to Indianapolis, Kahn opened a small tailoring shop near the corner of Washington and Meridian Streets.  The business grew to become one of the most important retail establishments in Indianapolis, with multiple locations within the the city.  In addition, the Kahn Tailoring Company traveled all over the United States offering its tailoring services.  The company was also a main producer of military uniforms for World Wars I and II.