Monday, November 20, 2017

Wallet Card with some vestiges of classic New York retailers

Here are some barely-visible vestiges of a couple of classic New York retailers.
B. Altman was once considered one of the grandest New York department stores before closing in 1990 after over 120 years in operation. It's flagship store on 34th Street and 5th Avenue has been the CUNY Graduate Center since 1996, but faded letters where a sign once stood can still be seen on the façade.

Lerner Shops headquartered this building on Seventh Avenue for just two years in the 1920s before moving on, however shields with the company's name can still be seen at the top of the building. Founded in 1918, Lerner changed its name to New York & Company in 1995, as it is still known today.

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