''Foley’s Department Store: Houston's Community Partner, 1900-2005''

The building at 1100 Main Street might say Macy’s, but for a large number of Houstonians, it will always be Foley's. The Heritage Society’s new exhibit ''Foley’s Department Store: Houston's Community Partner, 1900 – 2005''details the store’s multifaceted history. Started in 1900, by Pat and James Foley, the store became a mainstay in the community not only as a shopping destination, but as a philanthropic force. After WWII, Foley's moved into a new, futuristic building by Kenneth Franzheim (the design still holds up more than 50 years later). The Foley's Thanksgiving Day parade was the official kick-off to the holiday season for more than 40 years while the store’s windows, decorated in elaborate holiday designs, took center stage every Christmas.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Starts: Nov. 14. Continues through Feb. 9, 2012

 
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