What began as Foley Brother's Dry Goods Company at 400 Main Street in 1900 and acquired by Federated Department Stores in 1947, moving them in to the lush pad at 1110 Main Street, ended on Sunday, September 22, 2013.
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The building was architect Kenneth Franzheim's best known work and he won an Award of Merit from the American Institute of Architects in 1950. The original six-story Foley's Department Store building was updated to 10 stories in 1957. The Houston landmark came down at about 7:32 a.m. on Sunday, September 22nd after a series of booms that shook several downtown blocks. Macy's closed it's doors in downtown in March.
To view more photos of the implosion, check out our slideshow: Macy's Falls on the First Day of Fall.
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