Hecht'salso known as Hecht BrothersHecht Bros. Its locations in New Jersey, Delaware, and the majority of those in Pennsylvania were operated under the name of Strawbridge's. Hecht's administrative office was in Arlington, Virginia. Hecht's was founded and was operated for over a century — as a family firm. On February 1,Federated dissolved the former May Company divisions, and the existing Hecht's stores were divided between Macy's East and Macy's Southwith stores in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Northern Virginia going to the former and stores in North Carolina, Clmpany, and the rest of Virginia roughly much of the former Thalhimers territory going to the latter.

His father Meyer a. Meier or Maier Hecht was a cattle dealer or driver who was drowned in Langenschwarz on June 12, Meyer's parents were Anschel a. Sam's brothers Jacob, Moses and Raphael a. Vogel and sister Adelheid a. There may have been another brother Ansel a. Sam Hecht, Jr. After a decade of itinerant peddling, he settled down and started what would become the Hecht stores.

In Sam Hecht, Jr. Clothing was added to the lineup in under the name of Hecht's Reliable. Four of Samuel's sons eventually joined him in business. They were, in order of age: Emanuel MannyAlbert S. Emanuel Hecht joined his father in business in Inhe and his brother Albert were listed as partners with their father. Alex and Mose came into the firm later and contributed SStore its success. Samuel Ophthalmic Company In India. His sons, and later his grandsons, carried on the business.

There was also Hecyt branch in Annapolis, Maryland. The Hechts opened a store in Washington on March 20,which moved to a grand glass and marble store at the corner of 7th and F Streets Northwest in November Alexander Hecht directed the Washington part of the business for the family. Hecht's was the first store in Washington to offer national brands. It also boasted the first parking garage and first elevator.

Its relatively open policies made it popular among African-Americans as well as the white populace. A tour of Norman Rockwell 's Four Freedoms paintings, intended to rally support for the Departemnt cause in World War II and the purchase of war bonds, premiered at the store in In Julya mixed race group The Woolie Paint Company to picket outside the store, protesting racial segregation in the store's cafeteria.

The offending policy was changed in January of the following year. Hecht's moved its flagship store Hecht Company Department Store a new building in downtown Washington in Hecht's operated the last local department store in downtown Washington, in a structure at the corner of 12th and Heecht Streets NW built in and renovated in Now a Macy's location as of Septemberthe building has Deparfment direct entrance to the Metro Center station Dpartment the Washington Metro. In they opened a large three-story department store in Silver Spring, Marylandjust north of Washington, D.

That store was Sgore in and was converted and expanded into City Place Mallwhich opened in Vicks Company Name which is now known as Ellsworth Place. The second suburban store opened on November 2,at Parkington in Arlington, Virginia. Theodore R. McKeldin ceremonially opened the third suburban D. Millard Tawes did the honors on August 29,when he opened the fourth suburban D. The Deppartment chain was acquired by the May Company in It closed inone of the last department stores to Silver Furniture Company in the downtown district.

Init was declared a city landmark, and has since been renovated into apartments owned by Southern Management. Many other stores acquired later were also rebranded as Hecht's. Fourteen stores were consolidated the same year. Thirteen of Strawbridge and Clothier's stores, based in the Philadelphia area, were acquired in Their management consolidated with Hecht's the same year, but the Strawbridge name was retained and expanded to all the Philadelphia locations. In the Nashville area, Hecht's took over selected former Castner Knott Hecht Company Department Store, which had been Depadtment from East Tennessee —based Proffitt's in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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