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Cleveland's Department Stores (OH) (Images of America: Ohio)

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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, ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 25th 2009 by Arcadia Publishing
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This won't be everyone's cup of tea but for anyone who's from the area or loves the nostalgia of a time when people wouldn't think of leaving the house without a hat, check it out. Spare on the narration and teeming with photographs from horse drawn delivery wagons to the really horrible fashions of the '70's and 80's.

You'll go from the height of a teeming downtown to the push to the suburbs to the loss of department stores for the most part. I especially loved the section on Christmas windows,
This made me a little sad because I'm old enough to remember some of the stores when they were still open, or at least when the buildings were still standing. Very nostalgic; a great collection of photos.
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