~~The first Macy's store in Manhattan -- 204-206 14th street, near 6th Avenue

October Founded by Rowland Hussey Macy, the “R. Macy & Co.” department store opened on this day at its’ original location on Sixth Avenue between and Streets in New York.

Victorian ladies inside the Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace is a metal and glass structure located in the Jardines del Retiro in Madrid (Spain). It was built in 1887 for the Exposition of the Philippines, held that year. It was inspired by the Crystal Palace, Paxton (U.K.).

Victorian ladies inside the Crystal Palace, a metal and glass structure located in the Jardines del Retiro in Madrid (Spain) built in 1887 for the Exposition of the Philippines held that year. It was inspired by the Crystal Palace, Paxton (UK)

roof showing off all the iron and glass work of the Crystal Palace,Ch1 Industrial Revolution

Roof showing off all the iron and glass work of the Crystal Palace, Industrial Revolution, Built for The great exhibition 1851 in Hyde Park, London.

The ruins of the Crystal Palace, London, after it was burned down - 30 November 1936

The ruins of the Crystal Palace, London, after it was burned down - 30 November Pinned for Mike, director of the Chrystal Palace Band

Hatchards is the oldest bookshop in London & U.K. Founded by John Hatchard in 1797 on Piccadilly,where it still trades today. Origins were founded through a bought collection of merchandise from Simon Vandenbergh, controversial bookseller/18th century.

Hatchards is the oldest bookshop in London & U. Founded by John Hatchard in 1797 on Piccadilly,where it still trades today. It's one of my favorite bookstores.

Construction of the Crystal Palace , designed by architect Joseph Paxton for the first universal fair held in Hyde Park in 1851.

’The Nave From The North End - Commencement Of Monti’s Fountain’ Construction work in progress at the nave of the Crystal Palace Exhibition Hall in Sydenham. Photograph by Philip Henry Delamotte - 1855

Cyrstal Palace Exhibition Building, London, constructed of cast iron & plate glass - 1854  to it's distruction by fire in 1936

Cyrstal Palace Exhibition Building, London, constructed of cast iron & plate glass - 1854 to it's distruction by fire in grandmother watched it burn.

Wanamaker's..now Macy's. One of the first department stores in the US  Philadelphia

(The Grand Court at Wanamaker's.) Wanamaker's was the first department store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and one of the first department stores in the United States.

The Crystal Palace, The Great Exhibition, London, by Joseph Paxton (1851).

CENTURY, Industrial Architecture, England - Joseph Paxton An important factors of creation the Crystal Palace was, the recent invention of the cast plate glass method in which allowed for large sheets of cheap but strong glass.

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