Monday, June 4, 2012

The Copa Before the Dance Floor

Speaking of The Copa, here's a newspaper clipping from August 24, 1929 announcing improvements to the building when it was home to the Herbert N. Bush store. (Click on images to enlarge.)

Thanks to Gary G. for the article.


  1. Great post, but it will always be the Metropolis to me!

  2. As it should be! I say use the name it had when it meant something to you.

  3. The final incarnation of the Copa, was the short-lived Copa Cafe a coffee house on Lewis and Broadway circa 1995. It was in the same building as Julie's Bar. Actually, it was just the Copa's neon sign, but still.

  4. Who was Herbert N. Bush? Max Vorce apparently bought the store in 1964. Did he buy it from Herbert N. Bush?

    Remember the perfume atomizer just inside the entrance on the ceiling?

    The building was old even in the 1960s.

    Another facade that was interesting was the Maas window facade. I wonder what was behind that.


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