For almost 100 years, the slogan “Harris’ Has It” set a standard for quality merchandise, selection, and personal service. With photographs collected from numerous area sources, the authors recall the history of the stores that became known simply as “The Harris Company.” Starting in 1905 with only 25 feet of frontage at its original San Bernardino store, this partnership of three immigrant brothers grew into a corporation of nine stores, with the flagship store alone worth over $1 million. The Harris Company was the first in the region to enhance the shopping experience with its introduction of elevators, electric signs, and escalators. Although the store closed in 1999, the Harris Company is remembered throughout the Inland Empire as a department store that was more than just business, it was “looking after people.”
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.