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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Jordan Marsh

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 21, 2017
1. Jordan Marsh Marker
Inscription.
This plaque commemorates the historic site of
Jordan Marsh

In 1841, nineteen year old Eben Dyer Jordan began a remarkable and innovative journey that would lead to the founding, with partner Benjamin L. Marsh, of the renowned mercantile establishment whose flagship store was established at this location. Simultaneously, a young adventurer named Rowland Hussey Macy left his family home on Nantucket to begin a dry goods store in the heart of Boston. While this venture was short-lived, “Captain” Macy gained valuable experience which eventually led to the creation of the famed retail landmark that bears his name. On March 25, 1996, the name Macy’s came home to its roots as these two great institutions merged to begin a new era of retailing traditions throughout the New England community.

Macy’s
A Division of Federated Department Stores, Inc.

 
Location. 42° 21.305′ N, 71° 3.611′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Summer Street south of Washington Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye level, directly on the wall of the subject Macy's building, on the right side of the store entrance, roughly in the middle of the block between Washington Street and Hawley Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Summer Street, Boston MA 02110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hull Mint (within shouting distance of this marker); Park Street Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lafayette Mall (about 800 feet away); Boston Common (about 800 feet away); Power System of Boston’s Rapid Transit (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Otis (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Boston Common (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Boston Common (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted directly onto the granite wall. This Macy's downtown Boston store was formerly the Jordan Marsh flagship store.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jordan Marsh.
Jordan Marsh & Company was a department store in Boston, Massachusetts, which grew to be a major regional chain in the New England area of the United States. As the business grew, it moved from one location to another and in 1861 Jordan and Marsh acquired a brownstone building at 450 Washington Street, in the heart of what is still Boston's downtown shopping district. In 1996, the last of the Jordan Marsh stores were converted to Macy's. The store was formerly part of Allied Stores and then Federated Department Stores. (Submitted on March 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Downtown Crossing.
Downtown Crossing is a shopping district that is a small part of downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It features large department stores as well as restaurants, souvenir sellers, general retail establishments, and street vendors. The section of Washington Street between Temple and Bromfield streets (and portions of Winter and Summer streets) are closed to most vehicular traffic; pedestrians may walk freely in the street. (Submitted on March 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on March 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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