Saturday, April 21, 2012

Nickname #13 -- April 21, 2012

The Emporium, "The Big E," was a department store on Market Street in San Francisco.  The store opened in 1896 in the Parrott Building, which is not to be confused with the Parrott Block on Montgomery Street.  The facade, seen in the image above, was preserved when the store was demolished to make way for a Bloomingdale's.  I fondly remember the Roof Rides. 

From the 19-September-1897 San Francisco Call.  Be sure to click on the image to see a larger view. 

The weather was warm again today.  We went to the Stanford Shopping Center.  One garage was closed so they could hold a concert on the roof.  Something to do with the new MicroSoft store.  We had hotdogs for lunch. 

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