DC -- Penn Qtr -- Hecht Company/Terrell Place (7th and F St, NW):
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Description of Subject Matter: The Hecht Company's main department store downtown was located here at the southeast corner of 7th and F Streets, where Alexander and Moses Hecht, the sons of a German-Jewish merchant family from Baltimore, first opened a shop on March 20, 1896 at 515 Seventh Street. The current building--which has been completely rebuilt and restored as a mixed-use commercial and residential building called “Terrell Place”--opened to great fanfare in November 1925. Overhead, an over-sized four-sided clock served--and now serves again--as a convenient landmark meeting-place for shoppers and others.
Macy's acquired The Hecht Company, which had been absorbed into The May Department Stores Company, and currently (2010) operates the only large department store still in existence in downtown DC, in a more spacious building further west at 1201 G Street NW.
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