Sunday, January 24, 2010
one of the best of his time stores for hunters, guides, fishermen, explorers and trappers to find their outdoor goods. In 1900, he opened with Ezra Fitch (a very wealthy lawyer) their famous store by the waterfront in lower Manhattan.
It was in 1917 they moved to the largest luxery sporting goods store in the world specializing in firearms and outdoor goods. A complete log cabin was build on the roof of this 12 story building. For the anglers was a casting pool so they could try out and test the fishing gear they had an interest in buying as well as a gun/rifle range in the basement of the building.
The store had everything related to the outdoors, including golfing, hot air ballooning, falconry, yachting, and fencing. ..
-Jean de la Fontaine