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Jordan Marsh: A History

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Jordan Marsh: A History

Anthony Sammarco, local historian, will present a lecture on the history of Jordan Marsh. Founded in 1851 by Eben Dyer Jordan and Benjamin L. Marsh, Jordan Marsh opened their first store on Milk Street in Boston selling linen, silk, caliicos, ribbons and assorted dry goods to Victorian Bostonians. Over the decades it soon became a treasured part of middle-class life for shoppers who went to town, especially at the holidays with The Enchanted Village. Many people mourned when Jordan Marsh was sold, and the Macy's name went up on Jordan Marsh stores. Come hear about its fascinating history as Boston’s first department store by the author of the upcoming history of this once important department store.