F. & R. Lazarus Company clock tower   Save
F. & R. Lazarus Company clock tower
Description: Photograph of the F. & R. Lazarus Company clock tower store after the installation of electric lights, ca. 1898. The store was located at the southwest corner of High and Town Streets, and had its own light plant. 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.
Image ID: AL04380
Subjects: Columbus (Ohio); Lazarus Department Store; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)