Oppenheim Collins Building, 35 West 34th Street.


Oppenheim Collins Building, 35 West 34th Street.


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35 West 34th Street


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This building once housed Oppenheim Collins and Company. Founded in 1871 by Albert D. and Charles J. Oppenheim, Oppenheim Collins was originally a New York City skirt manufacturer, later branching into department stores catering to women. The first store was opened in 1901. The lot for this building was bought in 1910. It was during this time that department stores were moving from downtown to the 34th Street area. The building housed the company headquarters and the stores expanded into several major cities. In 1945, City Stores Company gained control of the chain and later Oppenheim Collins merged with Franklin Simon & Company, the name of the chain being liquidated by 1963.


  • Oppenheim Collins and Company, Inc.
  • Department stores--New York (State)--New York.
  • Buildings--New York (State)--New York.
  • Thirty-fourth Street (New York, N.Y.)
  • Midtown Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)


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