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Once More Under the Clock: Remembering Kaufmann’s


Mar 26, 2023

11:00 am-12:00 pm


Senator John Heinz History Center

1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Starting from a small menswear store on the South Side in 1871, Kaufmann’s grew to become the largest department store in downtown Pittsburgh. In the years since its flagship building on Smithfield Street passed into new use in 2015, three books have been written locally about the legendary department store and the family behind it.

In this special presentation “Once More Under the Clock,” the authors of all three books (Marylynne Pitz, Laura Malt Schneiderman, Melanie Linn Gutowski) will offer insights into Kaufmann’s Department Store and the Kaufmann family. They’ll also share some of their favorite discoveries from the vast collection of Kaufmann’s Department Store materials at the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center.

Vintage drawing of Kaufmann's Grand Depot from above