Macy's - Houston, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 29° 45.361 W 095° 21.959
15R E 271217 N 3294095
Quick Description: The only department store remaining in downtown Houston is this lone Art Deco outpost of Macy’s, formerly Foley's. The building was designed in 1947 by Kenneth Franzheim.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2007 8:53:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM1ZJG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
Views: 94

Long Description:
From 1920 until 1970 or so, Main Street was Houston’s main shopping district, with all of the city’s major department stores lining the street. Foley's was Houston's native department store, until being folded by Federated Stores into Macy's. Its former flagship store was one of the first downtown department stores built in the post-World War II era, a prototype for the big boxes to come. The building featured total environmental control; the only windows on the building are the first floor display windows. Today it remains the last department store downtown.

Skyline District
Next: Humble Oil Building | Previous: Main Street Square

Style: Art Deco

Structure Type: Commercial/Retail

Architect: Kenneth Franzheim

Date Built: 1947

Supporting references: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Logging requirements: Please upload your own personal photo of the building. You or your GPS can be in the picture, but it’s not a requirement.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Art Deco - Art Nouveau
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
FJRFreak visited Macy's - Houston, Texas 5/7/2015 FJRFreak visited it
Raven visited Macy's - Houston, Texas 4/5/2013 Raven visited it
run26.2 visited Macy's - Houston, Texas 6/7/2008 run26.2 visited it

View all visits/logs