F. &. R. Lazarus store front maintenance   Save
Masonry Contracting Company
Description: Employees of the Masonry Contracting Company cleaning the store front of the F. & R. Lazarus Co., Columbus, Ohio, ca. 1946-1952. A flag hung in front of the store reads "50th Anniversary." 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: AL06033
Subjects: Stores, Retail; Ohio Economy--Economy--Labor; Lazarus Department Store
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)