Sears, Roebuck & Company Watch Replica

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Title

Sears, Roebuck & Company Watch Replica

Alternative Title

Sears & Roebuck Watch

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Sears, Roebuck and Company
Department stores--Florida
Watches

Description

A replica of a Sears, Roebuck & Company watch from 1886. A Sears store was located at 111-113 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida. Sears moved into the first floor of Philips Apartments in 1931. Before Sears arrived, the building, as well as the city of Orlando, was experiencing economic decline. However, Sears proved so successful that the building had to expand and the property value of the entire building increased by 25 percent. In 1939, F. Monroe Alleman and Kenneth Kraft bought the Sears building for $300,000. Twenty years later, Alleman sold the building for $1.1 million, but Sears was kept open with 12 years left on its lease.

In 1962, land on East Colonial Drive was bought to open a freestanding Sears store and a year later construction started. In 1973, the Sears on Colonial was incorporated with the Fashion Square Mall and it remains open today. On May 4, 1974, due to the expanding city and regional malls, the downtown Sears store closed its doors. Ten years later, the building was renovated and became what it is today, a bronze-colored glass tower nicknamed the Copper Whopper.

Source

Replicated pocket watch by Sears, Roebuck & Company Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Regions Bank, Orlando, Florida.

Contributor

Bourgeois, Charles

Is Format Of

Original color digital image by Rachel Williams, 2014.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Regions Bank, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection. RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

95.1 KB

Medium

1 pocket watch

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Sears, Roebuck & Company, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Originally manufactured by Sears, Roebuck & Company.
Donated to Orlando Remembered by Charles Bourgeois.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Sears, Roebuck & Company and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Williams, Rachel
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Orlando Remembered

External Reference

Bacon, Eve. Orlando: A Centennial History. Chuluota, Fla: Mickler House, 1975.
"Sears." Sears. http://www.sears.com/.
"About Sears Roebuck, and Co." Sears Holding Corporation. http://www.searsholdings.com/about/sears/.
"A Narrative History of Sears." Sears Archives. http://www.searsarchives.com/history/index.htm.

Transcript

SEARS

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Original Format

1 pocket watch

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