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    Source: Golden Book of the Wanamaker Stores : Jubilee year 1861-1911 (copyright expired)(Public Domain in U,S,) (Google-digitized)

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    Now a Kmart.

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    Thanks for that reyes7. Was not aware of the fire and such. These days, that building would become a dozen luxury condos if it had somehow survived given its proximity to NYU.

    I believe that Mary Lincoln shopped there in that Stewart store, taking a train trip north as First Lady.

    Some more aspects of the Stewart store building and the fire in an interesting NYT write up within blog link. The Wanamaker Building Fire



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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    Now a Kmart.
    The original Wanamaker's in Philly is just two of a former eight floors of retail. Office space in the rest. And on a second or third franchise reincarnation as a "Macy's".

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    Thanks for posting this thread SI, and thanks to reyes7 for that amazing newsreel. I had no idea the aftermath was that massive. What a palace that place was. Even the stairway leading to the restrooms looks like it led to a ballroom or something.

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