Jordan Marsh Company, Boston, Massachusetts



The Jordan Marsh "Main Store," corner of Washington and Avon Streets


The Annex, or "Store for Homes," Chauncey street
between Avon and Bedford Streets

Jordan's 1949 "New Store" on Summer Street

 
Jordan Marsh Company (1841)
450 Washington Street
Boston, Masachusetts

HUbbard 2-2700



MAIN STORE
Basement



First Floor
Fine Jewelry • Diamond Center • Costume Jewelry D-240 • Popular Rings D-241 • Women's Gloves D-230 • Handbags D-250 • Dress Accessories D-224 • Handkerchiefs D-229 • Women's Hosiery D-260 • Casual hosiery D-265 • Hat Bar D-201 • Reid-Meredith Corner D-205 • Red Cross Shoe Shop D-212 • Misses' Blouses D-156 • Misses' Sweaters D-141 • Cosmetics D-300 • Health & Beauty Aids D-305 • Notions D-3104 • Closet Shop D-3115 • Gourmet Grocery D-810 • Jordan's Bake Shop D-013
Second Floor
Misses' Casual Dresses D-149 • Misses' Moderate Price Dresses D-135 • Copley Shop D-138 • Misses' Separates D-140 • Misses' Blouses D-155 • Misses' Sweaters D-141 • Misses' Active Sportswear D-150 • Beach Shop D-143 • North & South Shop D-152 • Misses' Budget Coats D-111 • Misses' Moderate Price Coats D-115 • All Weather Coat Shop D-113 • Misses' Salon Coats D-114 • Misses' Suede Coats D-112 • Misses' Suits D-117 • Town & Country Shop D-148 • Village Shop D-159 • Young Elegants D-132 • Pacesetter Sportswear D-159 • Pacesetter Dresses D-159 • Pacesetter Coats D-114 • Designer Shop D-133 • Millinery Salon D-200
Third Floor
Sleepwear D-275 • Loungewear D-290 • Daytime Lingerie D-270 • Girdles and Bras D-280 • Maternity Shop D-139 • Tall Girls Shop D-136 • Women's Sportswear D-153 • Women's Dresses D-130 • Bridal Salon D-131 • Fur Salon D-120 • Shoe Salon D-710 • Pacesetter Shoes D-217 • Casual Shoes D-214 • Moderate Price Shoes D-211 • Teen Shoes D-221
Fourth Floor
Misses' Thriftmode D-138 • Women's Thriftmode D-137 • Junior Thriftmode D-165 • Daytime Dresses D-190 • Uniforms D-191 • Home Frocks D-193 • Branded Line Dresses D-192 • Junior Dresses D-167 • Junior Separates D-145 • Junior Budget Corner D-146 • Junior Coats D-160 • Junior Carcoats D-162 • Junior Intimates D-277 • Junior Foundations D-282 • Marsha Jordan Shop D-175 • Art Needlework D-540 • Fabric Center D-500 • Sewing Machines D-700
Fifth Floor
Tot Girls' 3-6x D-181 • Tot Boys 3-7 D-183 • Toddler 2-4 D-180 • Infants' Shop D-185 • Girls' Sleepwear 4-6 D-182 • Children's Shoes D-220 • Photo Studio D-042 • General Cashiers • Credit Office
Sixth Floor
Girls' 7-14 D-170 • Girls' Accessories D-173 • Girls' Lingerie D-182 • Junior High Shop D-171 • Subteen Girls • Coiffures Americana Beauty Salon D-020 • Canned Ego
Seventh Floor
Fashion Center • Dining Room

STORE FOR MEN
Men's Basement




Street Floor
Men's Accessories • Men's Gloves D-410 • Men's Gifts D-4127,28 • Men's Toiletries D-305 • Men's Underwear D-411 • Men's Pajamas D-413 • Men's Hats D-450 Men's Dress Shirts D-415 • Men's Ties D-416 • Men's Shoes D-460 • Young Men's Shoe Shop D-445
Second Floor
Men's Sport Clothes D-435 • Big Men's Shop
Third Floor
Men's Suits D-400 • Men's Clothing D-402 • Men's Outerwear D-405 • Phase Now D-4093 • Discovery Shop D-442 • Jordan's Great Sporting Goods D-820 • Ski Shop D-824 • Pet Shop D-820
Fourth Floor
Wedding Gift Bureau
Fifth Floor
Boys' Furnishings D-461 • Boys' Clothing D-440 • Varsity Clothing

STORE FOR HOMES
Basement Annex



Street Floor, Avon and Washington Streets
Jordan's Great Appliance Center • Jordan's Great Floor Care Center D-720 • Jordan's Great Home Improvement Center D-049
Street Floor
Stationery D-325 • Adult Games D-3202 • Coin and Stamp Center D-322 • Cameras D-328 • Luggage D-810 • Modern Optical Shop D-330 • Candy Lane D-800 • Gift Wrap Desk • Jordan's Bookmart D-340 • Jordan's Great Redord Center D-779
Mezzanine
Pictures D-661 • Mirrors D-661 • Wall Accessories D-661 • Framing D-661 • Art Suppiles D-661
Second Floor
Draperies D-631 • Drapery Fabrics • Cushions and Hassocks D-632 • Bedspreads D-570 • Bedding Accessories  D-560, 570
Third Floor
Jordan's Great Housewares Center D-6701, 6 • Jordan's Great Electrical Housewares Center D-670,1,2,3 • Fireplace Shop D-677 • Table Linens D-550 • Bath Shop D-522 • Towels D-5521
Fourth Floor
China and Glassware D-651 • Silver D-350 • Gift Shop D-660 • Clocks D-246 • Lamps D-640 • Chandeleiers D-640
Fifth Floor
Toyland D-830 • Patio Shop • Garden Shop D-673
Fifth Floor Bridge
Trim-A-Tree Shop D-835
Sixth Floor
Living Room Furnniture D-608 • Occasional Furniture D-612 • Hitchcock Gallery D-605
Seventh Floor
Occasional Furniture D-612 • Dining Room Furniture D-608 • Bedroom Furnishings D-609 • Recliners D-605 • Slumber Shop D-619 • Paint and Wallpaper D-682
Eighth Floor
Rug Center D-620 • Broadloom • Oriental Rugs D-678
Ninth Floor
Jordan's Great Home Entertainment Center D-775 • Musical Instruments • Pianos • Annex Restaurant

BRISTOL BUILDING, BEDFORD STREET
First Floor
Furniture, Rugs, Soft Goods, Housewares




Framingham
Shopper's World
October, 1951
349,000 sq. ft.

San Diego, California
6th Ave. & 'C' Street.
March, 1954
Malden
Middlesex & Pleasant Sts.
March, 1954
87,000 sq. ft.

Northshore Shopping Center
Rtes. 128 & 114, Peabody
August, 1958
371,000 sq. ft.
The Skyline Restaurant
Bedford, NH
Rtes. 3, 101 & 193
September, 1966
187,000
The Provincial Room
Braintree
South Shore Plaza
Rtes 128 & 37
September, 1967
311,000 sq. ft.
The Heritage Room - Coffee Shop









Burlington Mall (1968)
255,000 sq. ft.


Portland, ME (1969)
Maine Mall
194,000 sq. ft.
The Rocky Coast


Warwick, RI (1970)
Warwick Mall
326,000 sq. ft.
The Provincial Room

Worcester Center 
July, 1971
310,000 sq. ft.



Lowell (1975)
Merrimack Street



Methuen (1977)
Methuen Mall
80,000 sq. ft.



71 comments:

  1. Excellent update!!
    You have done a great job with this!!!
    I see the store directory is up and looks very complete and much as I recall it from the late 60's.
    But as for the Annex Restaurant and dining room in the 1949 building....not sure if they were just for staff maybe??? It seems that folks...as you have seen from some of my blog visitors thoughts, recall a cafe in the main building and that seems to have vanished by the 1960's. Also the bakery seems to have had many locations....at one point it may have been on the annex ground floor as late as 1970ish. The food areas remain a mystery as far as Jordan Marsh goes...I have asked for readers to try to help us out with more details...fingers crossed more information will come along.
    Hoping to add more to my blog soon if research tools and options become available...fingers crossed and toes, too!!!

    Thanks again!!!! Great work!!!

    Charles:-)

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  2. After Methuen came Brockton followed by Cape Cod.

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  3. The Worcester store was oocated in the Worcester Center Galleria and looked very similar to the branch locations in Braintree, Burlington and Peabody - except that it was located in the center of the mall. They also had a restaurant called "The Red Lantern" which was located in their basement level.

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  4. Not only was the bakery in Jordan Marsh's Boston store on the 1st floor in the annex, but also in the same area is where they sold all sort of gourmet food. In the front of the store there were glass showcases with the food on display. You should have seen during the holiday times...awesome!! I miss that store...it's demise was a tragedy!

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  5. If you were a Bostonian in the 60's and 70's, no Christmas was complete until you took your kids to the sixth floor of Jordon Marsh to see "The Enchanted Village". Jordon's Furniture in Avon acquired some of the pieces from the villager but it's not the same experience. For me.. bring back the ol department stores.. I hate the malls....,

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  6. I have a decorative Wedgwood plate 'produced exclusively for Jordan Marsh Company'. The scene is the Battle of Bunker Hill. I would love some information on this item if anyone can help

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  7. Is it possible to find an employee of Jordan Marsh Department Store of 1946 Boston? She is a missing link that we've found in our family history all I know is she was Lillie C Beckair working at Jordan Marsh in 1946. Any help with old company records?

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  8. I have no access to these records. I did have access (limited) to the Boston Globe online through ProQuest Historical Newspapers. You might check with your local and university libraries to see if they offer it. Also, you could check with Macy's in Boston, and see if you can get access to their records. Furthermore, I would look at the blog "Retro Shopping Days in Old Boston." in the links box. charles may have knowledge that could help you.

    BAK

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  9. hello, what was the name of the family that owned Jordan Marsh i loved that store i loved going shopping with my mom and then etting a bite to eat in the restaraunt and the bakery

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  10. I recently bought a Italian made men's suit valet at a thrift store. It is very nice, looks to be built any time from the turn of the century until the 30's or 40's. I plan on disassembling it, give it a good once over and may refinish it. I would not have known about Jordan Marsh if not for Google, thank you for the info, good work on the blog.

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  11. An elderly aunt has given me a Wedgwood plate 'The Centenial Plate (1851 - 1951)'; is it worth anything, is it collecatble or would it be of interest to the Museum? Peter, Carmarthen, Wales United Kingdom

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  12. I began working in visual at Jordan Marsh in 1980. As a visual regional i traveled and worked in almost every store from Boston to Portland to Hyannis to Albany to Worcester to ..even the short lived Poughkeepsie NY. I trimmed ,opened, closed and converted many locations to Macys. I have many fond memories of the people and all the quirks of the stores and the trends of the visuals of the times...my favorite building which i wish i could go back and see today ... JM in Shoppers World...a mid century modern delight. Also JM at Assembly Square mall Somerville ...so 1980's trendy!

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    1. I remember Jordan Marsh and worked in the visual display dept. for the company in the 1992 at the Warwick R.I location . I loved it AND enjoyed it ! JORDAN MARSH was the be store to work for visually! Wish it was still around. So creative before MACY'S. took over in1996 only to take. Over most of the department stores to date! Peace

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  13. There is an early book ,copyright 1950 called "Tales of The Observer" It is the early history of Boston's Jordan Marsh Co. . Sometimes you can find a copy on ebay ...or used book stores.

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  14. I found a receipt in a Shakespeare's King John leather book, copyright 1909 from the Jordon Marsh Company for $0.60. The phone number on the receipt for the mail order department, calls or complaints is Oxford 3200. Anyone know what year that phone number goes back to?

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  15. If I remember correctly...in the early 60's there was a restaurant in the basement of the annex bldg.....I remember being in the basement where one would walk up 5 or 6 stairs still being in the basement and there was a counter top as well as booths .... i think the name of it was the "lantern" or the "red lantern"....

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  16. the restaurant on the 9th floor was for employees (I worked in the annex in 1974 in the hardware/fireplace equipment on 3 annex (small electrics) in back on chauncy side down bout five stairs

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  17. I worked for Jordan March starting in 1976,in the Basement store in Braintree. My mother worked there, my friend, her mother, her sister, her aunt, and her cousin. It was truely a family store. I entered teh Management training program in 1980 moved to the Framingham store, promoted to assistant buyer, Boston Store, then divisional sales manager in Peobody. I opened and assistaed in many of the stores renovations. I loved loved loved working for this company. It was the best job I ever gad. So many wonderful people and great memories. Let's not Squantum, I am sure the spelling isn't correct, but the memories are correct!!

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  18. DOES ANYONE REMEMBER A RITA RUGNETTA OR A YOUNG MAN LAST NAME MARKEY WHO WORKED AT JORDANS IN 1969 IN THE BOSTON AREA? I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL FOR ANY INFORMATION ANYONE MAY HAVE. CONWAYTRIPS@HOTMAIL.COM THANK YOU.

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  19. Our mother passed away recently at the age of 98. She worked in Jordan Marsh in the 1930's in the book department and her favorite story was that she waited on Bing Crosby. We have so many great memories as kids in the '40s and '50's going 'in town' at Christmas time. Does anyone remember the manger scene that was on the Summer Street side of the building each December, along with three large gold bells that used to sway in sync with the Christmas music?

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  20. Does anyone remember "Marsha Jordan" girls from the 1970's -- the name given to the young women hired to model clothing in the stores? Any information on how many years this type of job existed or how many stores participated?

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    1. I came across a January 2012 blog posting with information on the "Marsha Jordan Girls" at http://shoppingdaysinretroboston.blogspot.com/

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  21. To RAK, do you have any infomation on Gilcrest Department Store. I worked there as a sales clerk part time while I was in high school between 1971-1975.

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  22. I have two commemorative plates by Wedgwood for Jordan Marsh Company, in a dark red colour. One is 'The action between the Constitution and the Guerriere', and the other 'The Battle of Concord Bridge', with a quote from Emerson on the reverse. Can you tell me anything about these, please? We are prepared to sell them. Jean Wayte jeanwayte@googlemail.com

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  23. I am looking for information about an artist who painted a series of murals for the Mother Goose Dining Room at the Toy Town Tavern in Winchendon, Massachusetts. The resort opened in 1912; the property was sold to The Winchendon School in 1961. A 1950's reference states the murals were executed by "Mrs. Hershey" who at one time decorated nurseries for Jordan Marsh. Another source includes a reference to the murals' existence at the Toy Town Tavern in 1920. I would like to learn more about the murals and Mrs. Hershey.

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  24. I have a mink stole that had a label from Jordan Marsh, it has my grandmother's name embroidered in it, I was also told my grandmother hand picked the mink to be made into the stole and it may have come from a family farm. Do you know the history of the mink coats and how they came to be at Jordans?

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  25. Check out the March / April Yankee Magazine. There is a great article about the Marsha Jordan girls. Certainly miss the old Jordan Marsh in Boston especially around Christmas. Our Aunt Mary took us there every Christmas to pick out our Christmas present from her. I miss the blueberry muffins, The Enchanted Village, visits with Santa Claus and shopping with my Mother. Shopping now a days is just a chore. Nothing special like it just to be.

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  26. When I was a teenager I used to go to the Annex 1st floor record deptartment. it was awesome. Then I go up to the 9th floor TVs and stereos and drule over the color tvs and stereos. Remember the antique elevators with real operators.

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  27. I grew up in Jordan Marsh. The Yankee Magazine article brought it all back:
    As a pre-teen,going with Mom on a Saturday morning to shop, then meeting Dad and the boys for pizza and Mass(at Arch St).
    Later as a teenager(going with my friends) taking my mother's store charge, a letter from her, and a phone number where she could be reached and going shopping on a Saturday. You went to the credit office and someone there would call Mom and she would tell them what my spending limit was (it was NEVER over$20.00) and they would issue a one day card. I was so grown-up. Later Mom and I bought my prom dress there. I really miss that store.

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  28. I have been told that my grandfather painted the portrait of Jordan marsh I would like to see a picture of it.

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  29. Can you find out about the " Blueberry Muffin " Recipe that " Jordan Marsh, used to make at the store ?. Would appreciate it very much, I read the article that was in the March/April ,2012 issue,page 83 by "Ann Hood " hoping she would of given the recipe at the end of the story.I am sure somebody has that recipe. Thank You .
    Regards J.E.M.

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  30. Is it possible that anyone has copies of the photos that were taken in the Boston store in the 1980's? I remember that they would walk around the store and give out coupons for a 5x7 photo and I had my picture taken several times. There's one particular photo that I'd love a copy of.

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  31. Just google Jordan Marsh blueberry muffin recipe. It's just that simple. I've made them several times. They don't quite taste the same but, very close and delicious just the same.

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  32. To the person who posted on March 29, 2011 - asking about a Ms. Lillie C. Beckair......I found her name on Ancestry.com - that she passed away in 1989 - try this link -

    http://search.ancestry.com.au/cgi-bin/sse.dll?MS_AdvCB=1&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=2&msT=1&gss=angs-g&gsfn_x=1&gsln=Beckair&gsln_x=1&msydy_x=1&msypn_x=XO&msypn__ftp_x=1&gskw_x=1&_83004002_x=1&cpxt=0&catBucket=rstp&uidh=000&cp=0&gl=ROOT_CATEGORY&gst=&ghc=20&fh=40&fsk=BEFpYewIgAAJpQNzEZw-61-

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  33. I fondly remember the Jordan Marsh Bakery at what was the North Shore Shopping Center In Peabody Massachusetts. I know they were known for their blueberry muffins, but I remember their cupcakes! They were incredible!! The icing and the moistness were unsurpassed! Its kind of spooky thinking about JM. It reminds me of other stores that have become extinct. For example Almys and J.J. Newbury.

    JP

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  34. I'm trying hard to remember (but I was 3-6 at the time) which store in Boston, either Jordan Marsh, Gilchrists, or Filenes had a restaurant, in the basement, that had a cafeteria style where you got a tray and then traveled along picking out food. Anyone know which one that would have been?

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  35. I worked at a couple of the stores in the 70's at Bedford NH, 80's at Pheasant Lane in Nashua NH and opened the Swansea MA store in 1988 --- My Uncle was a men's suit salesman in the Boston store for many years..... thank you for this site !!! I also have a picture when I was 7 or so on Santa's lap at the Boston store --- Christmas was magical !!

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  36. Loved working there as a teen.in the 1980 s ,first in High school in jewelry dept. Then later in sporting attire. Worked w guy name Larry,we had loads of fun. Theres something special about dept store,it had a formality that was quaint,nothing that you experience now.We were sales clerks and that was nothing to sneeze at bc of where we worked. was nice to dress up to work.Small town girl got to work in big city.

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  37. We didn't have Jordan Marsh in my hometown of Philadelphia, but I fondly remember the Jordan Marsh in the Miami, Florida area!

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  38. Hi, I am wondering if anyone has information on sngle family homes built by Jordan Marsh to show "Electric Kitchens". My house in the Boston Suburbs was built in 1934 by Jordan Marsh, but I have not been able to find any references to these homes anywhere. We recently spoke to the children of the people who bought them home from Jordan Marsh and they confirmed the story. Any historical info would be appreciated. Mike from Boston

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  39. I recently came across a Jordan Marsh framed sampler from 1797...do you know how I can find any info on the framed artwork.
    thanks

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  40. Hello BAK
    I'm producing a video for The Markley Group who own the Jordan Marsh building (1 summer street / 450 Washington Street
    Boston, Masachusetts). We absolutely love your archival photography from the building and are hoping to use it for our video. Do you have access to larger, higher resolution versions?

    please let me know as soon as you can. Thanks!

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  41. Hi, Ben!

    Can you send me an email? bakgraphics@comcast.net

    I have some things, but I do not know about possible copyright restrictions.

    I just got back from overseas so I have neglected my obligations regarding this site for some time, and am now trying to catch up!

    Bruce

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  42. i just bought a used copy of a beatles album online which still had the shrinkwrap and sticker from the store from which it came..and i got on the computer and learned about this department store...i have never heard of this store because i am from the south and i am happy to learn of this store's rich history...i love anything from an era gone by...thanks for the history lesson

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  43. I was a junior in high school in 1955 when I started a part-time and summer job with Jordan Marsh in Boston. I worked in the mail room which was located on the 5th floor of the Main store (near the credit office.) The mail order room was also located there with a number of telephone operators who took telephone orders.
    Because I delivered mail to virtually every department within the Jordan March complex, I had the unique opportunity to see every nook and cranny within the buildings as well as to say hello to the store executives during my mail deleveries. Lots of fond memories and nice people.

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  44. I have a framed print (?) of the First Flower Service by Margaret W. Tarrant. On the back is a label "made exclusively for Jordan Marsh Company". Any idea of when it would have been either sold or otherwise distributed? Thanks.

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  45. I came across this site and wow what memories especially at christmas time. I loved shopping there. Xmas was so special enchanted village the lantern restaurant and then the windowd and the common. Wow what a shame we dont have these wonderful treasures anymore. I dont like malls. Bring back the wonderful dept stores.

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  46. I have a rectangular laundry basket with a very old Jordan Marsh Tag on it. The basket is in the style of shaker laundry baskets. Would Jordan Marsh buy baskets from the shaker communities?

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  47. Jordan Marsh Boston was a GREAT store and dominated the downtown shopping district. I bought a Burberrys Mens wool toggle coat there ON SALE! I LOVED that coat. JM Boston shoppers were presented a small selection of what are present day LUXURY Labels and many times were marked down shortly after hitting the sale floor.
    Jordans & Filenes were the two BIG players in Massachusetts, but, Jordans carried slightly more upscale brands.
    However, the Jordan Marsh Basement store never matched the excitement of Filenes Basement, but bargains on luxury merchandise could be found, but a shopper had to dig.
    I MISS Jordan Marsh Boston and its Northern surburban Mass. stores. I always had received good service and the stores were always a pleasure to shop in. Macy's does NOT compare, but its all the Boston has today. Pitty!
    Bak... I love your site... thanks!

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  48. In the late 50's, there was a toy department somewhere in the main building, in an area where there was a set of 3 stairs going down from some department to the toys.

    When I was 4 or 5, Mom was in the notions department and I was bored, so took the elevator up several floors, ending in the Men's suit department where the clerks would not let me leave until my mother came and fetched me.

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    1. I recently came upon a full collection of first edition charles dickens books with no date inside only, boston. Jordon, Marsh and Co. they came from a early centry victorian house on coast of maine built for a wealthy doctor from boston before being bought from my family.

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  49. Hi
    One of my ancestors was a buyer for Jordan Marsh, Boston. He and his collegue both went down with the Titanic in 1912, returning from a business trip to Europe. I'm coming over to America this summer to do some research and I was wondering if you could tell me if the original store still stands?? I was planning to contact Macys to see if they have any company records relating to that final trip or any other information.

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  50. Hello!

    Only the newest portions of the building still stand; those built in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

    I am not aware of any Jordan March records held by Macy's, but that doesn't mean that they don't exist. I contacted them regarding information for a book I am writing about Lasalle's in Toledo, since 1923 owned by Macy's. THe did not respond in any way.

    Good luck with your search!

    Bruce

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  51. I have a picture that was made by P.G. Co. Inc. It is a regelious type, young child with a halo holding a cross. On the back is a label that says it was "MADE EXCLUSIVELY for Jordan Marsh Company" My mother received this as a wedding gift sometime before April 1950. I remember going to Jordan quite often as a child. I wish more could experience Jordans

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  52. There was a Jordan Marsh in Hyannis at the Cape Cod Mall. Where is it?

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  53. There was a Jordan Marsh in Hyannis at the Cape Cod Mall as long as I can remember (till Macy's cannibalized it). Why is there no picture of it here?

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  54. This site brings back memories! During high school I worked as a temporary employee for Jordan Marsh's annual inventories. They hired hundreds of workers to record every item in the stores in just one night. The pay was OK, but the real value for me was the employee discount I got that week. It paid for a big chuck of my school clothes those years.

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  55. Like several other people, I have a picture with the "Made Exclusively for Jordan Marsh Company" The numbers 2415 and 12/16 are written in pencil. The picture may be pencil sketch of two boats in a harbour. It could be Boston but the picture is now in Ontario, Canada. Any interest or information would be appreciated

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  56. I recently came across two small framed prints that measures 8 3/4" x 15 3/4", they look like watercolors, and are labled "made exclusively for Jordan Marsh Company", they are signed although I am uncertain of the signature. also signed on back and numbered 546, and dated 4-23-40. name onback may be the name of the recipient, it is diferent than the artist's name. I just learned of your sight as a result of researching this item, and found you were involved with the musium. Items were found in Mississippi, so I'm not sure of their origin, perhaps you can help to identify them, and know if they'd be of any interest to the musium. my email address is jamesnero51@yahoo.com. I have pictures anc can send them if you are interested in seeing them, please send email address. thanks

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  57. I notice in our sales ledger that we were supplying printed fabrics to Jordan Marsh & co in 1895.
    archives@steadmcalpin.co.uk

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  58. lindapfann@yahoo.com23 October, 2013 17:57

    I recently found a new- old silk scarf of my moms. It still has the Jordan Marsh tag on it. Up in the upper right hand spot is "69". Would that be the date? This is important to me because that will help me find who gave it to her. She kept it wrapped up and safe for a long time. It originally sold for $18.99. She went to heaven in her mid nineties and I'm curious. Thanks even if there is no answer.
    I went to college in Quincy Mass in 1964 and LOVED Jordan Marsh. I had never seen store windows like those until that Christmas. What great memories!

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  59. Is there a source for Jordan Marsh (Boston) photos from 1934? I have found a newspaper from Massachusetts than has a photo labeled "display exhibition Wilmington Feb. 1934" showcasing Amelia Eahart fashions.

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  60. My mother bought a Berge' choker in 1946 when she was a girl at the Boston store. I had it re-plated but she wants to will it and would like to know if it has any value. Are there records of JM inventory and relative value of the items they sold? We have a few 1940's JM pieces.

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  61. Have an old Avona steamer trunk- looking for info re: age, etc
    docsuske@aol.com

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  62. My dad,Krally Touloumzis started with Jordan Marsh in the 50's and went into their Executive training program. He became the luggage buyer,toy buyer for several years(traveling the world on buying trips) then he became TV/electronics buyer and finally bedding. He retired early,in his late fifties) after the company was sold. I have many fond memories of visiting the branch stores with dad on the weekends.

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  63. Your father probably knew my aunt who worked in the toy dept, Grace Prentice. I remember visiting her there on numerous occasions.

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  64. I worked in the mail room which @ that time was buried behind the rug dept on 8'th floor annex.70-72 As the person above stated I got to walk around the store delivering and picking up mail all day. Got to know a lot of great people. My grandmother Trudy Blute worked @ then ended up managing the 9'th floor employee cafeteria for about 30 years retiring about 1978 (approx) after spending her last 2 years @ the Sqantam warehouse's cafeteria.

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  65. Does anyone have or know of anyone who would have photographs of the 5th floor annex Toyland at Christmas time of the toy train layouts. There were always two operating layouts, one Lionel Trains and one American Flyer Trains.

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  66. I found a small glass bottle in my fathers attic embossed Jordan marsh company boston. anyone know what was in it?

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  67. Hi, The trains were part of the "Enchanted Village" displayed at Christmas time and as a little girl I always looked forward to it. It is now displayed at Jordan's furniture.

    The visit into downtown Boston during the holidays also included the Boston Common with every tree lit up and all of Santa's reindeer lined up.

    This is probably a question that more women would remember than men, but does anyone remember the Jody Jordan contests they used to have at Jordan Marsh?

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  68. thanks for this site. I used to work in the candy department (800) in the late 60's. We would have to wear hair nets and pink smocks. The penuche fudge was to die for...the music coming over from the record department would entertain us all day. Loved the place..

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