Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
1896 – 1980
Jácome's is best remembered as a successful, three-generation, family owned and operated department store. It represented one of the many successes achieved by the dedicated Mexican people who pioneered this city. The success of Jácome's was based on community involvement and dedication to the principles of honest dealings and personal friendly service.
In addition Jácome's commissioned works of art establishing a precedent for private sector support of local artists. Jácome's displayed the artistic works of Salvador Corona, Dale Nichols and Edith Hamlin. Hamlin's medallions were mounted above the arches on the exterior entrances at both Stone and Pennington and became the lasting symbol of Jácome's store.
At the Scott and Congress location, Jácome's underwent two complete renovations
The Jácome family wished to recognize and thank the many employees whose hard work, dedication, and loyalty were critical to is success.
Carlos C. Jacome, Jr.,1891-1965 • Anita Jácome Dalton, 1893-1957 • Sara Jácome Parker, 1894-1964 • Josephine Jácome Bloom, 1896-1993 • Rose Jácome Aros, 1897-1994 • Henry G. Jácome, 1898-1984 • Juan G Jácome, 1900-1980 • Ramon G. Jácome, 1902-1978 • Frank Jácome, 1902-1978 • Alejandro G. Jácome, 1906-1987 • Arthur G. Jacome 1907-1987 • Richard G. Jácome, 1911-1962 • Augustine E Jácome, 1912-1999
1870 – 1932
Ures, Sonora – Tucson, Arizona
Dionícia Germán Jácome
1869 – 1927
Ures, Sonora – Tucson, Arizona
In 1870, Carlos Corella Jácome was born to a family of very modest means in Ures, Sonora, Mexico. In the late 1870's, the family moved to Tucson in the fertile Santa Cruz River valley. As a nine year old, Carlos stopped his education and went to work as a laborer at the Placita de San Agustin. His hard working, cheerful and conscientious nature attracted the attention of Mr. Isadore Mayer who hired the youngster. Carlos worked for Mayer & Brothers Dry Goods Store as a cash boy for two years and then became a clerk at L. Zeckendorf and Company, forerunner of Steinfeld's Department Store. This proved to be the strong foundation that supported the evolution of his family retail business.
In the early 1880's, Dionícia Germán and her mother, Doña Trinidad Montijo Jermán, arrived in Tucson from Ures, Sonora. Dionícia married Carlos in 1889, and the combined family moved into Doña Trinidad's home at 271 North Stone Avenue which still stands as of this date.
After 15 years at L. Zeckendorf, Carlos was ready to start his own business. He and Loreto Carrillo opened La Bonanza in 1896. The next evolution was Jácome and Manzo, which he
Carlos was naturalized as a United States citizen in October, 1894. Active in community and Political affairs throughout his life, he was one of the founding members of Alianza Hispano-Americana which provided important services to the Spanish speaking populace. At the Arizona Constitutional Convention convened in October, 1910, Carlos was one of five delegates elected to represent Pima County. When Arizona statehood became a reality in 1912, Carlos was very proud of his contribution to both his state and country.
Carlos remained active in business and community affairs until his death in 1932. The success of Jácome's Department Store, Inc. during its eight-four year history is directly attributable to the hard work and sacrifice of Carlos and Dionícia, their children and grandchildren.
Erected 2004 by Mayor Robert Walkup & Tucson City Council Members, Jose Ibarra, Carol West, Kathleen Dunbar, Shirley Scott, Steve Leal, & Fred Ronstadt.
Location. 32° 13.367′ N, 110° 58.283′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is on northwest corner. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 North Stone Avenue, Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roy Place "Montgomery Ward" Building (a few steps from this marker); Stone Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Congress Street (about 300 feet away); Fox Tucson Theatre (about 300 feet away); Convent Street (about 400 feet away); Pennington Street (about 400 feet away); S. E. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson (about 500 feet away); Pima County Courthouse (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
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