Monday, March 14, 2011
The 3-story modernistic building was wrapped in cellophane and red ribbons prior to the grand opening ceremony conducted by Mayor DeLesseps S. Morrison on May 15, 1947. The opening of the air conditioned store heralded a 'new era in New Orleans post war merchandising.'
Today the building houses Lady Foot Locker.
[F. Stock; photo: Louisiana Division/City Archives, New Orleans Public Library]