Jordan Marsh opened its first store in 1851 on Milk Street in Boston selling assorted dry goods. Following the Civil War, the store moved to Winthrop Square and later to Washington Street between Summer and Avon Streets—today’s Downtown Crossing. The new five-story building, designed by Winslow & Wetherell, unveiled the novel concept of department shopping under one roof. It attracted shoppers by offering personal service, as well as its convenient location above a major subway interchange. By the 1970s, it had become a regional New England icon and the largest department store chain in the nation. Explore the fascinating history of Boston’s beloved Jordan Marsh which, along with neighboring Filene’s had a direct connection to the Orange and Red lines.
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