Kaufmann's: The Big Store in Pittsburgh

Kaufmann's: The Big Store in Pittsburgh

by Letitia Stuart Savage


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Join Letitia Stuart Savage on a journey to a time of leisurely shopping for the latest fashions complete with a side of Mile High Ice Cream Pie from the Tic Toc Restaurant.

In 1871, Jacob and Isaac Kaufmann created a classic Pittsburgh institution. The business grew from a small store on the South Side to a mammoth clothing house downtown that outfitted the community. The removal of the original freestanding clock upset customers, so Kaufmann's added its iconic version in 1913. A redesign of the store's first floor attracted national attention in the 1930s. While most Pittsburghers remember and celebrate the downtown store, others recall the suburban branches - miniatures of the expansive flagship store.

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ISBN-13: 9781467119900
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/07/2016
Series: Landmarks
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 555,269
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Letitia Stuart Savage is a freelance writer who has contributed to local and national publications including Country Journal, Kitchen Garden, Dog Fancy and The Chronicle of the Horse. She earned a BS in biology and established environmental education programs in several Allegheny County parks before becoming an environmental consultant. In the past, she has contributed history articles to Pennsylvania Heritage.

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