JOHNSON & MURPHY - NEW YORK, NY

 

ABOUT THE JOHNSON & MURPHY RETAIL DESIGN-BUILD PROJECT

 

The 165-year-old company has been hand-making shoes for American presidents, starting with President Millard Fillmore in the mid-19th century.

Women's footwear isn't exactly Johnston & Murphy's forte. The Nashville-based company only started making women's shoes in 2008, 158 years after the company was founded.

Over the years, the shoes often showcased the style of different presidents. 

Woodrow Wilson wore a pair of white buck skin shoes to go with his "linen suits and stylish hats," 

President Grant requested a pair of riding boots, and President Ford opted for loafers with tassels. President Clinton received 'blue suede shoes' to honor his love of jazz.

President Obama asked for a more modern black dress shoe. "He wanted what we call a run off toe, one that's a little more tapered, a little less classic," 

President Johnston and Nixon wore their Johnston & Murphy shoes so much, they sent them back to be re-soled and refurbished.

▪︎ PROJECT NAME: 
▪︎ ARCHITECTS: Libman Wolf Couples
▪︎ LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY
▪︎ AREA: Mid-Town
▪︎ PROJECT YEAR: 20
▪︎ SIZE: 
▪︎ BUILDING SERVICES: Gut Renovation
▪︎ CIVIL & STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Steven Snyder, P.E.
▪︎ PROJECT MANAGER: Nick Desarno
▪︎ MAIN CONTRACTOR: The Libman Group