1888: J. Tron & Co., a partnership founded by entrepreneurs Joseph Tron and Joseph Léautaud, begins construction of a five-story building on the corner of what today is Venustiano Carranza and Avenida 20 de Noviembre in Mexico City. The store would be called El Palacio de Hierro, or “The Iron Palace.”

1891: On July 1, the first building of El Palacio de Hierro Centro (Downtown) opens.

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