The Harris Company

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For almost 100 years, the slogan "Harris' Has It" set a standard for quality merchandise, selection, and personal service. Starting in 1905 with only 25 feet of frontage at its original San Bernardino store, this partnership of three immigrant brothers grew into a corporation of nine stores, with the flagship store alone worth over $1 million. The Harris Company was the first in the region to enhance the shopping experience with the introduction of elevators, electric signs, and escalators. Although the store closed in 1999, the Harris Company is remembered throughout the Inland Empire as a shopping experience that was more than just business, it was "looking after people."
ISBN: 9780738559018
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Aimmee Rodriguez, a library specialist, wrote her thesis on the Harris family and the corporation they built. Richard Hanks, a history professor and former archivist in the Inland Empire, has published many articles on local history. Robin Hanks, a graphic artist, has designed books for local authors. The authors collected most of their historic photographs from the California Room at the Norman F. Feldheym Central Library in San Bernardino, the San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society, the Rialto Historical Society, and the Heritage Room of A. K. Smiley Public Library in Redlands.
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