On October 30, 1897, S.J. Shwartz, Gus Schullhoefer, and Hartwig D. Newman"with financial backing from banker Isidore Newman"opened the Maison Blanche at the corner of Canal Street and Rue Dauphine in New Orleans. Converting Shwartzs dry goods store into the citys first department store, the trio created a retail brand whose name lasted over a century. In 1908, Shwartz tore his store down and built what was the citys largest building"13 stories, with his Maison Blanche occupying the first five floors. The MB Building became ...

Maison Blanche Department Stores 2011, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

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