Cleveland's Department Stores (Images of America Series)

Cleveland's Department Stores (Images of America Series)

by Christopher Faircloth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0738560766

ISBN-13: 9780738560762

Pub. Date: 05/20/2009

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC


Originating as simple one- or two-room storefront operations, Cleveland's department stores grew as population and industry in the region boomed throughout the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th. They moved into ever larger and elaborate structures in an attempt to woo the shopping dollars of blue-collar and genteel Clevelanders alike. Stores such as

Overview


Originating as simple one- or two-room storefront operations, Cleveland's department stores grew as population and industry in the region boomed throughout the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th. They moved into ever larger and elaborate structures in an attempt to woo the shopping dollars of blue-collar and genteel Clevelanders alike. Stores such as Halle's, Higbee's, May Company, Bailey Company, Sterling-Lindner-Davis, and others both competed with and complemented one another, all the while leaving an indelible mark on the culture of northeast Ohio and beyond. From the humble origins of Halle's horse-drawn delivery wagons and the elaborate design of Higbee's on Public Square to Christmas favorites like Mr. Jingeling and the massive Christmas tree at Sterling-Lindner-Davis--it is all here in crisp, black-and-white images, many of which have not been seen in print for decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738560762
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/20/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
607,628
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 From One Room to One Block 9

2 Heyday of Cleveland's Department Stores 21

3 Faces behind the Glitter 49

4 Celebrities' Home Away from Home 63

5 Christmastime Windows, Keys, and Giant Trees 73

6 Beckoning Call of the Suburbs 97

7 Only the Strong Survive 113

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