Hutzler's: Where Baltimore Shops
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Hutzler's: Where Baltimore Shops

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For 132 years, Hutzler Brothers Company was a beloved part of the Baltimore retail and cultural scene. Charm City natives still recall with nostalgia the distinctive Art Deco design of the Downtown store, the glitter of the fashion shows, the unforgettable Christmas celebrations and the chocolate chiffon pie served in the store's Colonial Restaurant. Local author Michael J...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published October 30th 2009 by History Press (SC) (first published 2009)
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Linda
This short look back at the history of the Hutzler's stores in Baltimore was fascinating. Though Hutzler's was a casualty of the fundamental change taking place in American retail, I can remember my mother shopping at Hutzler's when I was a child.

This is a nostalgic look back. It doesn't try to do much analysis or assign blame. Instead it tries to capture the sense of what Hutzler's meant to Baltimore and how it was different from the other department stores of its era.

A quick, interesting read...more
Bill Sleeman
Hutzler's by Michael J. Lisicky is a basic and not very demanding history of one of Baltimore’s landmark department stores. As a near twenty-five year resident (but not a native) of Charm City I never cease to be amazed by the stock that natives put into their history – both large and small. That said this was a solid, almost “hagiographic,” paean to the chain. As an introductory text it offers a good overview of the rise of the department stores in Baltimore (although it totally overlooked Ham...more
Petunia
Beautifully written book on a Baltimore treasure.
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