The Popular department store chain, founded by Adolph Schwartz, was family owned and run from 1902 to its closing in 1995. The building was originally the Masonic a Lodge 130 --using the lower floor til Adolph Schwartz purchased the building and expanded.

Uploaded on 06.12.2014 by El Paso Museum of History

Collection: Aultman Collection

Central / Downtown, (1900 - 1909), Business

  • downtown
  • Business
  • The Popular Dry Goods Co
  • Adolph Schwartz

The building was originally the Masonic a Lodge 130 ;; using the lower floor til my great grandfather Adolph Schwartz purchased the building and expanded .

Thank you Barbara--added that information.

think tag should be Adolph Schwartz no mention of sam that I can see

Last correction. El Paso Lodge #130. Known to the outside world as "a masonic lodge." El Paso Lodge # 130 moved from places owned by the membership as well as the aforementioned. El Paso Lodge #130 Masonic Temple that was demolished was built by *Trost & Trost. Both of Henry Trost's brothers belonged to the lodge. Members of my lodge have included leaders of industry, several pioneers and way too many civic leaders. Brother Schwartz belonged to El Paso Lodge #130 of the (Grand Lodge of Texas).

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