John Wanamaker Store

Juniper and Market Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Description 

Constructed in three stages between 1902 and 1910, this 12 story steel frame structure is the the home store of one of the major merchandising enterprises in retailing history which contributed to the evolution of the department store. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 2, 1978

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 2, 1978
Reference number
78002459
NR name
Wanamaker, John, Store
Architectural style
Victorian: Renaissance
Areas of significance
Commerce; Performing Arts
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Department store
Current function
Department store
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant years
1902; 1910