Macy and Stern Building Façades at Universal in Orlando, Florida - Encircle Photos

Macy and Stern Building Façades at Universal in Orlando, Florida

I found these two storefront replicas at Universal Orlando to be interesting. The one on the right is called R.H. Macy & Co., the name that Rowland Hussey Macy gave to his dry goods store when he opened it in New York City in 1858. But on the left is “I. Stern” which, as far as I can tell, has never existed. There is an H. Stern jeweler based in Brazil, but the 1917 date on the cornerstone was five years before the founder Hans Stern was born. I assume this is a tribute to Tiffany’s because their iconic symbol of Atlas holding a clock is on top. But for the record, Charles Lewis Tiffany opened in New York City as a stationery story in 1837 and did not become a jeweler called Tiffany & Company until 1853.

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5th Ave & 57 Ave, Orlando, FL 32819

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