Schickel & Ditmars c. 1887 at 993 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Stern was a founding member of Stern Brothers, dry goods merchants. His brother Isaac lived in a Schickel & Ditmars designed residence down the block at 858 Fifth Avenue seen HERE. Stern was arrested in Kissingen, Germany in August 1895, charged with "insulting Baron von Thuengen, Deputy Commissioner of the Spa" and sentenced to 14 days in jail and a $7,000 fine. Stern had tried to bring his son into the Kur Garden where children under 15 were not permitted and was stopped by the Deputy who did not believe his son to be of appropriate age. Words were exchanged and Stern resisted arrest. He promptly left Bavaria after his conviction in order to avoid serving his sentence. An attempt at obtaining a pardon was refused. The Stern residence was razed in 1929 and replaced with an apartment building with the same address.