Rich's: A Southern Institution

Rich's: A Southern Institution

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by Jeff Clemmons
     
 

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In 1867, less than three years after the Civil War left the city in ruins, Hungarian Jewish immigrant Morris Rich opened a small dry goods store on what is now Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta. Over time, his brothers Emanuel and Daniel joined the business; within a century, it became a retailing dynasty. Join historian Jeff Clemmons as he traces Rich's

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In 1867, less than three years after the Civil War left the city in ruins, Hungarian Jewish immigrant Morris Rich opened a small dry goods store on what is now Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta. Over time, his brothers Emanuel and Daniel joined the business; within a century, it became a retailing dynasty. Join historian Jeff Clemmons as he traces Rich's 137-year history. For the first time, learn the true stories behind Penelope Penn, Fashionata, The Great Tree, the Pink Pig, Rich's famous coconut cake and much more, including how events at the downtown Atlanta store helped John F. Kennedy become America's thirty-fifth president. With an eye for accuracy and exacting detail, Clemmons recounts the complete history of this treasured southern institution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609491918
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Series:
Landmarks Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,144,845
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Jeff Clemmons has lived in Atlanta for more than a quarter century. He created and leads walking tours of the Midtown and SoNo districts for the Atlanta Preservation Center, and he serves on the board of the APC's auxiliary group CIRCA, which offers its members private tours of some of metropolitan Atlanta's most interesting historical structures.

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Rich's: A Southern Institution 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did you think that department stores are just businesses? Did you think that all department stores are alike? Jeff Clemmons has written a masterful explanation of how Atlanta's beloved Rich's Department Store was delightfully different - you'll enjoy learning why this store was so much-loved! And it's not just about the store named Rich's either - history buffs will appreciate learning about other stores in Atlanta and about the beginnings of the High Museum, even a bit about the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta! Don't miss this well-researched glimpse into a major city's past and a department store chain's life, and how the two are irrevocably intertwined.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago