Sunday, October 17, 2010

Foley's Department Store, Houston, Texas

The New Foley's, Houston, Texas

The country's most modern Department Store, covers a Block and a Half in the Heart of Houston's Business District, at Main and Lamar.  The Main Building, Six and a Half Stories and Basement, is connected by Tunnel with a Five-Story Service and Garage Building in the rear.

unused from 1947

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Foley’s was a chain of department stores owned by May Department Stores and headquartered in Downtown Houston, Texas. As of August 30, 2005, the division was dissolved and operation of the stores was assumed by Federated's Macy's West and Macy's South divisions. On Sept 9, 2006 Foley's and all the regional May Co. stores names were phased out and rebranded as Macy's.

Foley’s started in 1900, but the above building opened its doors on October 20, 1947. They spent $13 million to build the new store, which was heralded by the press as the nation’s “most modern department store.”

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