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$12,000,000 Store Open for Business

December 19, 2013
The Original Foley's ~ as it appeared on Opening Day in 1947 ~

The Original Foley’s
~ as it appeared on Opening Day in 1947 ~

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FOLEY”S in HOUSTON: $12,000,000 Store Open for Business

HOUSTON, TEX, October 21, 1947 (UP) –

The $12,000,000 Foley’s Department Store, hailed as the world’s first new department store in 20 years and the nation’s finest, opened its doors Monday to thousands of impressed Texans and distinguished visitors from all over the country.

Mayor Oscar Holcombe cut the wide ribbon that stretched across the main entrance to the windowless, seven-story Minnesota limestone structure which embodies tomorrow’s merchandising methods.

The ultra-modern store, covering an entire city block, features a five-story parking garage where customers may pickup their parcels which have been transported to the garage by an ingenious system of chutes and conveyor belts.

Fred Lazarus, Jr. of Cincinnati, president of Federated Department stores; Max Levine, Foley’s president, and C.E. Naylor, Houston Chamber of Commerce president, also took part in the opening ceremonies at noon.

… United Press (UP), Lubbock (TX) Evening Journal, October 21, 1947, Page 9

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Foley's-Macy's ~ on its last day in 2013 ~

Foley’s-Macy’s
~ on its last day in 2013 ~