Hutzler's: Where Baltimore Shops
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Hutzler's: Where Baltimore Shops

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  3 reviews
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)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Hutzler's, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Hutzler's

Baltimore Blues by Laura LippmanThe Amateur Marriage by Anne TylerHomicide by David SimonDinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne TylerThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
26th out of 155 books — 16 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-26 of 26)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
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
Beautifully written book on a Baltimore treasure.
Julia marked it as to-read
Jul 18, 2014
David Clay
David Clay marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2014
Steven Jones
Steven Jones marked it as to-read
Jun 23, 2014
Author Bloom
Author Bloom marked it as to-read
Dec 07, 2013
K8teebug marked it as to-read
Nov 21, 2013
Marti marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2013
Danita added it
Nov 04, 2012
Chad marked it as to-read
Apr 20, 2012
Jennifer marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2011
Amanda Kruckenberg
Amanda Kruckenberg marked it as to-read
Dec 27, 2010
Kate Sinclair
Kate Sinclair marked it as to-read
Mar 17, 2010
Jan added it
Dec 26, 2009
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Hutzler's Quixie 1 1 Jan 31, 2011 12:39PM  
Wanamaker's: Meet Me at the Eagle Gimbels Has It! Baltimore's Bygone Department Stores: Many Happy Returns Filene's: Boston's Great Specialty Store (Images of America: Massachusetts) Woodward & Lothrop: A Store Worthy of the Nation's Capital (Landmark Department Stores)

Share This Book