|Macy's predecessor in San Francisco was the well-|
established store of O'Connor, Moffatt & Co., that
announced in 1927 that it would build a new, eight-
story edifice at O'Farrell and Stockton streets.
|The beautiful store was clad in cream-colored terra-cotta|
that incorporated Neo-Gothic details, especially at the top
of its facades. The new O'Connor, Moffatt & Co.
store opened to the public in March of 1929.
|Immediately after finalizing the purchase of the O'Connor, Moffatt & Co.|
business - Macy's announced an expansion program that would double
the size of its new store by expanding along O'Farrell Street to the east.
|The new addition, opened in September of 1949,|
matched the façades of the older store, except at
the parapet, where the florid Gothic detail was not
replicated. A polished-granite first floor united
both new and old parts of the store.
|In 1967, Macy's acquired the Union Square|
premises of the bankrupt Dohrmann's home
furnishings store and used it to extend the
Macy store and give it further presence on
Union Square. The new front incorported
a clock tower worked into the façade design.
|Eventually the Brickell Building received a new storefront|
that matched the 1968 addition on Union Square.
|The floor elevation of the 1968 addition did not|
align with the store's O'Farrell Street building,
so a series of escalators at the street floor
connected down to the main floor and up to the
second floor of the older portion of the store.
|On the interior, the 1949 remodeling kept the square fluted columns|
that were a feature of the 1929 O'Connor, Moffatt & Co. store, but
a drop ceiling and "modern" lighting obscured the elaborate gothic
tracery of the older store's street-floor ceiling.
Girls' Shop • Girls' Accessories • Imprints • Girls' lingerie • Jr. High Gallery • Boys' Shop • Toddlers' Shop • Infants' Shop • Cherub Corner • Children's Furniture •Young Peoples' Shoes • Toys • Hobbies • Adult Games • Sporting Goods • Ski Shop • Patio Furniture
Broadloom • Rugs • Lamps • Pictures-Mirrors • Draperies • Decorative Pillows • Curtains • Entertainment Center • Luggage • Studio 6 • Hardware • Garden Supplies • Auto Center
Furniture • Sleep Shop • Chair Shop • The Corner Shop
Fourth & Court Streets
November 1, 1952
95,000 sq. ft.
November 1, 1952
El Camino Real at Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo
November 19, 1954
Garden Dining Room - Cloud Room Cocktail Lounge
Coffee Shop - Green Room
Stevens Creek Road, San Jose
August 10, 1956
East 14th St. at Hesperian Blvd., San Leandro
August 8, 1957
Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto
October 12, 1961
Lyons Restaurant - Coffee Shop
Lyons Den Cocktail Lounge
August 5, 1965
August 17, 1967
Del Monte Center
September 14, 1967
October 3, 1968
October 3, 1971
August 25, 1976
NewPark Mall (1980)