Jordan Marsh - Boston's First Department Store
Co-Sponsored by the Victorian Society in America/New England Chapter and the Boston Preservation Alliance
Join us for a special “sneak peek” of author Anthony Mitchell Sammarco's upcoming book on Jordan Marsh, the store that transformed the city by bringing "department shopping" to downtown Boston. Located in a 5-story building on Washington Street, now recognized as Macys, Jordan Marsh offered its customers a vast selection of luxury goods for over 100 years - including furs, furniture, toys and carpets - along with easy credit, art exhibits, musical performance and the adage that “the customer is always right.” Don't miss this special opportunity to see memorabilia from Sammarco's extensive archive documenting the colorful history of “the greatest department store in the world.”
Reception with light refreshments from 5:30-6:00.
Lecture begins at 6:00 pm.
A raffle with fun prizes is included with the price of admission.