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Macy's Department Store

 
 
Macy's Department Store Sidewalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Macy's Department Store Sidewalk Marker
Inscription.  From its humble beginnings on 14th Street, Macy's moved in 1902 to this historic site on Herald Square which became "The World's Largest Store," and the flagship for Macy's stores nationwide.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsNotable Places.
 
Location. 40° 45.02′ N, 73° 59.273′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Broadway south of West 35th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 West 34th Street, New York NY 10001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Gordon Bennett Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Here the Motion Picture Began (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Glory Atop The Empire State Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Rea (approx. 0.2 miles away); 130 West 30th Street (approx. ¼ mile away); The Haymarket (approx. 0.3 miles away); American-Standard Building
Macy's 6th Avenue Entrance image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Macy's 6th Avenue Entrance
Marker is embedded in the sidewalk directly below the clock.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Engineers Club (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk directly beneath the Macy's clock on their Broadway entrance.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Little Building Under the Big Bag at Macy's. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry - why there's that notch in the Macy's façade. (Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Macy's. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Macy's Department Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 2, 2015
3. Macy's Department Store Marker
Macy's Department Store Escalator image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 2, 2015
4. Macy's Department Store Escalator
The store retains occasional links to its past, such as this old wooden escalator.
Ida and Isidor Straus Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 2, 2015
5. Ida and Isidor Straus Memorial Plaque
Inside the center entrance on 34th Street is this memorial plaque to Ida and Isidor Straus. It reads:
Ida Straus - Isador Straus
Born Feb. 6, 1849 - Born Feb 6, 1845
Died April 15, 1912 "Their lives were beautiful and their deaths glorious"
This tablet is the voluntary token of sorrowing employees.
Macy's Department Store World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 2, 2015
6. Macy's Department Store World War I Memorial
Opposite the memorial plaque to Ida and Isidor Staus is this memorial to Macy's co-workers who fought in World War I. It reads:
We honor those who do us honor
In this metal we inscribe our humble expression of appreciation to those of our co-workers who have gone from our midst to defend a principle and bring peace to a stricken world.
Dedicated this twentieth day of April in the year nineteen hundred and eighteen, by the Macy's Men's Club
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on April 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3. submitted on May 4, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on June 22, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   5. submitted on May 4, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   6. submitted on June 22, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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