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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.
 
Location. 40° 45′ N, 73° 59.233′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 West 34th Street, New York NY 10001, United States of America.
 
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); Koster and Bial's Music Hall (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles James (approx. 0.2 miles away); Giorgio Di Sant’Angelo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bonnie Cashin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anne Klein (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mainbocher (approx. ¼ mile away); Lilly Daché (approx. ¼ mile 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 6th Ave. entrance.
 
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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.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 31 times this year. 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. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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