In an era when local department stores still thrived, Birmingham shoppers had different stores from which to choose. But when customers sought more than bargain prices, when they demanded unparalleled quality and outright luxury, they chose Loveman's. The first store opened in Birmingham in 1887, and the chain eventually grew to include locations in Huntsville and Montgomery, embracing those from throughout the state who valued an upscale shopping experience. Weathering the Great Depression, a devastating fire that destroyed the original location in 1934 and historic civil rights protests in the early 1960s, Loveman's proved to be an enduring name through many eras of change until finally closing its doors in 1980. Now, Birmingham historian Tim Hollis chronicles the sterling history of this celebrated store's commitment to excellence.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Tim Hollis has authored seventeen books of non-fiction history ranging in subjects from southern tourism nostalgia to Birmingham history to children's television, among many other topics. Having lived in Birmingham his entire life, he supplies the nostalgic materials for the popular www.BirminghamRewound.com website and contributes a monthly column, Timepiece", to Birmingham Magazine."
Table of Contents
1 The Man Called Loveman 7
2 City Stores Comes to Town 20
3 A Hot Time Downtown Tonight 28
4 Out of the Ashes 40
5 It's Nice to Have You in Birmingham-Maybe 60
6 Business Is Booming 78
7 The Loveman's Death March 92
8 Back from the Dead, the Second Time Around 105
About the Author 127