: Robert Lazarus, Sr., of The F. & R. Lazarus Company with actress Gloria Swanson, ca. 1951. Miss Swanson is holding a centennial plate souvenir. The Lazarus Company, founded in 1851, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1951. Between 1851 and 1965, the F & R Lazarus Company retail store dominated the trade and physical landscape of Columbus. The company rose from its early years as a men's clothier in a 20 x 40 foot room downtown, to its position by 1965 as a member of the largest department store chain, Federated Department Stores. Lazarus' growth reflects that of the capital city; from small beginnings through a "golden age" of downtown development, and eventually branching out into the surrounding countryside. In 2003, the Lazarus Company was incorporated with Macy's, a member of the Federated Department stores, and is no longer in existence. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL04374 Subjects
: Actresses; Lazarus Department Store; Centennial celebrations; Business enterprises--Ohio--Columbus; Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)