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Bullock's, of Los Angeles, California, was a department store founded in 1907 at Seventh & Broadway in downtown Los Angeles by John G. Bullock, with the support of The Broadway Department Store owner Arthur Letts. In 1923, Bullock and business partner P.G. Winnett bought out Letts' interest after his death and the companies became completely separated. In 1929 Bullock & Winnett opened a luxury branch on Wilshire Boulevard, named, appropriately enough Bullocks Wilshire. In 1944 Bullock's acquired I. Magnin & Co., a venerable, San Francisco-based luxury chain. This was followed by the acquisition of the then public-owned Bullock's-I. Magnin organization in 1964 by Federated Department Stores, much to the dismay of surviving founder P.G. Winnett, who publicly lambasted the deal (which was initiated by his own son-in-law Bullock's President Walter W. Candy Jr.). Bullock's, Bullocks Wilshire and I. Magnin retained their autonomy under Federated, as well as their carriage-trade bent, with I. Magnin expanding into the Chicago and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas and Bullock's opening stores in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Northern California. In 1983 however, Federated shuttered the Bullock's North division and sold most of its locations to a Seattle, Washington upstart: Nordstrom. And in 1988, after a brusing takeover battle between Robert Campeau and Macy's for Federated, Bullocks and I. Magnin were sold by Campeau to Macy's as a consolation prize. Although the Bullocks Wilshire stores offered more luxurious brands, the Bullock's stores at South Coast Plaza, Beverly Center, Century City and Sherman Oaks Fashion Square offered upscale designers such as Giorgio Armani, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Missoni, Krizia, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Byblos, Hugo Boss and Gieves & Hawkes. The South Coast Plaza and Beverly Center Bullock's stores were the flagship stores which catered to a more upscale clientele. The end came quickly for Bullock's after that, with the Bullocks Wilshire stores being renamed I. Magnin in 1990, I. Magnin and Bullock's being pruned of their underperforming branches in Macy's bankruptcy, and I. Magnin itself being dissolved in 1995 once Federated Department Stores reappeared on the scene and acquired Macy's. In 1996 following the acquisition of Broadway Stores, Inc., Federated consolidated all its traditional department store business in California under the Macy's nameplate, ending 89 years of Bullock's. (From Wikipedia)

Los Angeles and Orange County

Media City Center - Burbank (Opened 1992 - now Macy's)

Main entrance Taken on January 15, 2008. (Andrew Novak Photo)

Main entrance Taken on January 29, 2008. (Andrew Novak Photo)

Lakewood Center - Burbank (Opened 1965 closed 1993 - demolished for Home Depot)

Entrance Taken in the 1980s. (Patrick Hom Photo)

7th & Fig - downtown Los Angeles (Opened 1986 closed 1997 - currently Vacant)

The next three photos show the 8th Street Entrance to the now abandoned Bullock's store.

8th Street Taken on January 22, 2007. (Andrew Novak Photo)

8th Street Taken on January 22, 2007. (Andrew Novak Photo)

8th Street Taken on January 22, 2007. (Andrew Novak Photo)

Beverly Center - Fairfax District (Opened 1982 - now Macy's)

Above the former Hard Rock Cafe Taken on January 29, 2007. (Andrew Novak Photo)

Westwood Villiage - Westwood (Opened 1952 Closed 1999 - Now Best Buy)

Front of Store Taken from the street. (LAPL Photo)

Manhattan Villiage - Manhattan Beach (Opened 1982 - now Macy's)

Entrance Taken in the 1980s. (Patrick Hom Photo)

From the parking lot Taken on December 11, 2006. (Andrew Novak Photo)

Manhattan Villiage - Manhattan Beach Men's Store(Opened 1992 - Former Buffums - now Macy's)

From the parking lot Taken on December 11, 2006. (Andrew Novak Photo)

Del Amo Fashion Center - Torrance (Opened 1966 - now Macy's)

Front of Store Taken from the parking lot. (Andrew Novak Photo)

Fashion Island - Newport Beach (Opened 1995 - Former I. Magnin/Bullock's Wilshire - became Macy's now closed.)

Entrance Taken in the 1990s as Bullock's Wilshire. (Patrick Hom Photo)

Fashion Square (Now the Main Place Mall) - Santa Ana (Opened 1958 - now Macy's.)

Entrance Taken in the 1980s. (Patrick Hom Photo)

San Diego

Mission Valley - San Diego (Opened 1975 now Macy's Home Store)

From the parking lot Taken on January 21, 2008. (Andrew Novak Photo)

Northern California

Stonestown - San Francisco(Opened 1970s Closed 1983 reopened 1984 as Nordstrom)

Back Side while still Bullock's in 1982 (Photographer Unknown)

From the Mall while still Bullock's in 1982 (Photographer Unknown)

Back Side Taken on August 6, 2007. (Andrew Novak Photo)

Back Side Taken on August 6, 2007. (Andrew Novak Photo)

Front Side Taken on August 7, 2007. (Andrew Novak Photo)

From the MUNI Station Taken on August 7, 2007. (Andrew Novak Photo)

Broadway Plaza - Walnut Creek(Opened 1970s Closed 1983 reopened 1984 as Nordstrom)

North Side Taken on August 6, 2007. (Andrew Novak Photo)

Misc. Bullock's

Gift Box (Patrick Hom Photo)



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