Wanamaker's: Meet Me at the Eagle (Landmarks)

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Philadelphia was once the proud home of Wanamaker's, a department store of many firsts founded by the retail giant John Wanamaker in 1861. Its name was synonymous with service, and Philadelphians still fondly remember the massive bronze eagle in the Grand Court, concerts from the world's largest pipe organ and the spectacular Christmas festivities. Philadelphia native Michael J. Lisicky takes a nostalgic journey through the history of the store, from its beginnings as a haberdashery to its growth into New York and Delaware and the final poignant closing of its doors. Lisicky brilliantly combines interviews with store insiders, forgotten recipes and memories from local celebrities such as Trudy Haynes and Sally Starr to bring readers back to the soft glow of the marble atrium and the quiet elegance of the Crystal Tea Room that was Wanamaker's.

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Michael J. Lisicky was born in Camden, New Jersey, and grew up shopping in Strawbridge & Clothier, Gimbels, Lits and John Wanamaker. He resides in Baltimore where he is an oboist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He is active with the Preservation Society of Fell's Point and serves as the community's Towne Crier. In demand as a lecturer on department store history, Mr. Lisicky helps run an Ask the Expert column on the website http://www.departmentstorehistory.net. He is the author of the best-selling book Hutzler's: Where Baltimore Shops, which was also published by The History Press.

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"You gotta love this new book! I rarely have my act together to but Christmas presents earlier than Dec. 1st, but I'm about to make an exception. It's a wonderfully affectionate look at the Market St. store whose name, for generations, was symbolic of Philly." --Ronnie Polaneczky, Philadelphia Daily News



"Most of us still remember Wanamaker's. The name is especially significant to Michael J. Lisicky who has written a tome that takes a nostalgic journey through the history of the store." --Courier-Post, Camden, NJ

"A wonderful retrospective on Wanamaker's. Profusely illustrated, with a full chapter on the Wanamaker Organ." --Friends of the Wanamaker Organ website



"Filled with photos of various locations from throughout Wanamaker's 150-year history, the book is a historical, cultural and business guide all rolled into an informative and entertaining package." --Nicolette Milholin Montgomery News



"A wonderful retrospective on Wanamaker's. Profusely illustrated, with a full chapter on the Wanamaker Organ." --Friends of the Wanamaker Organ website

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