- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Macy’s has agreed to donate dozens of artifacts from the iconic 13-story building that housed its shuttered downtown Pittsburgh department store to several history groups.

Under a tentative agreement among the city, Macy’s and others, the department store will donate nearly 100 artifacts to the Heinz History Center, including holiday displays and items from the Tic Toc restaurant. The building was a Kaufmann’s department store for more than a century. It opened in 1887 before Macy’s bought the building in 2005.

“We recognized the deep connection and longstanding memories generations of Pittsburghers have to this building, and wanted to ensure that many more could continue to experience its history,” said Deanna Salvaggio, Macy’s district vice president for Pittsburgh.

Macy’s will also donate architect Frank Lloyd Wright drawings for the Kaufmann Foundation to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, which maintains Fallingwater, the architect’s masterwork.

Under the deal announced Thursday, Macy’s will transfer the rights to the Tic Toc and Arcade Bakery trademarks to the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority.

Officials hope the names will be incorporated into the retail, hotel and apartment development proposed for the closed store. Core Realty of Philadelphia recently bought the building for $15 million.


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